Deion Sanders Jr. learned a hard lesson this week when entering a contest with his father. You’ll never beat “Dad Strength.”
He was seen accepting a bench press challenge against Coach Prime, as well as another Colorado assistant, a decision he likely regretted immediately. Fans are now reacting to seeing Deion rep 245 pounds on the bench with ease.
The Colorado football program is in the midst of spring practice. The Buffaloes are looking for improvement after a one-win season in 2022. The Buffs hired Deion Sanders to lead the team following that dismal campaign, and he’s gotten things started in the right direction.
Coach Prime was able to haul in a Top 25 recruiting class, boosted by the top-ranked transfer cycle. Some of those incoming transfers include former Jackson State players Travis Hunter and his son, Shedeur Sanders, who looks to take over under center.
It’s another son making headlines this week, though, in Deion Sanders Jr. “Bucky,” as he’s known to his father, is in charge of the team’s media and content creation. You can find his work with the Colorado football program on his YouTube channel.
While Sanders Jr. now finds himself in a social media role, he’s now scrub when it comes to the football field. A former SMU Mustang, he played wideout in Dallas for three seasons. His best production came in 2014 when he hauled in 23 receptions for 188 yards while also tallying 757 return yards.
Unfortunately, his 55-year-old father can still best him in the weight room.
The two faced off in a friendly contest, along with assistant Sam Malone. The result was a butt whooping that shows Deion Sanders still has it.
“Don’t ever try me again.”
Coach Prime doesn’t appear to have lost much on the bench press as he threw 245 pounds up six times with relative ease. He did it while wearing street clothes at that.
Those six reps outdid Malone and Sanders Jr., combined.
Fans were quick to comment on the impressive display.
One person hilariously wrote, “Had no doubt that Prime would get one up, but I didn’t think he would throw up six easy reps in a winter coat then segway out.”
Someone else said, “Coach didn’t have to do Sam and Bucky like that.”
Sanders might not have played a down of football in nearly two decades, but he takes his weight room sessions very seriously. In fact, he was recently seen kicking a Colorado player out of a workout for wearing the wrong color socks. He’s also holding his coaches accountable, making them run wind sprints for losing competitions.
Prime is trying to change the culture of what’s been a losing locker room for the majority of the last 20 years. He’s brought with him excitement and hope for the future as fans flock to the box office for the 2023 campaign.
Those fans will get their first glimpse of the new squad in the upcoming spring game, which will air on ESPN and is on its way to selling out.
Expectations are suddenly high in Boulder as Deion Sanders continues to elevate the program. The Buffaloes will kick off the 2023 season with a matchup against last year’s national championship runner-up TCU.