Deion Sanders Tells His Sons They Will Be BACK At Colorado Next Year

Deion Sanders walks onto the field with his son, Shedeur.

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Deion Sanders made waves this week by telling his sons that they will be back at Colorado next season. Both Shedeur and Shilo have been stars with the Buffaloes this year, and they’d give the team a major boost should they decide to return.

Shedeur has taken the college football sports world by storm at quarterback in Boulder, blossoming into a Heisman candidate just three weeks into the season. In those three games, he’s thrown for 1,251 yards (417 ypg) and 10 touchdowns to just one interception.

Shilo mans the other side of the ball, starting at safety in the defensive backfield. Through his first three games, he’s tallied 19 tackles and a game-changing pick six in the overtime win over Colorado State.

Both took different routes to get to Boulder. Shilo started his college career in the SEC, spending two seasons with South Carolina. He transferred to Jackson State following the firing of Will Muschamp and his dad’s hiring at the HBCU. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining due to both a redshirt season and the COVID year.

Shedeur started his career with the Tigers, leading JSU to 23-3 overall record. He, too, has a year of playing time left after 2023.

Each followed their father to Colorado this season and have experienced immediate success. That success could continue in 2024 according to Coach Prime.

Deion Sanders told his sons that they will be back with the Buffaloes next year.

While taking in a Denver Broncos game, the subject of Shedeur and Shilo’s futures was brought about.

“We kind of got into it when we got here. Shilo says, ‘Oh wow, Shedeur, look. You’re going to be in the NFL next year.’ I said, ‘No, you ain’t.'”

Shilo responded by saying, “I didn’t say, ‘you…’ I said, ‘both of us.'”

“Y’all ain’t going nowhere,” Prime quipped.

Shedeur didn’t seem too convinced by his dad’s suggestion. After all, he is a projected first-round pick according to NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper.

Kiper did note that he could be the No. 1 overall pick with another season in Boulder, though. That could give the quarterback something to think about.

In the end, the decision will likely be up to the players, though it’s clear Deion Sanders wants to spend another season on the field with his sons. We’ll see where everyone’s heads are at when the year ends.