- In honor of his dearest friend Young Dolph, Shedeur Sanders wore amazing custom cleats on Saturday.
- He spoke about what Dolph meant to him after the game.
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Four days after rapper Young Dolph was tragically shot and killed in his home city, Jackson State football hosted Alcorn State. In honor of the late Memphis legend, Deion Sanders’ son Shedeur wore some amazing custom cleats.
The Sanders family had a special relationship with Dolph.
As did the Tigers. Just a few weeks before his death, the South Memphis Kingpin celebrated a win with the team in the locker room.
Hip Hop Artist Young Dolph Celebrates With The Jackson State Football Team In The Locker Room After Their Homecoming Victory Over Alabama State University In Jackson, MS #TheeILove pic.twitter.com/EAfHc73Siw
— Knight Life Productions (@knightlife_tv) October 17, 2021
Earlier in the week, after the news broke, Deion Sanders spoke with his team about what it meant to him and the program.
He also penned a prayer in his honor.
“Lord help us as a people stop the hate, the violence and the hopelessness. When we realize we matter others will as well. Lord help us right now.”
On Saturday, Shedeur, who is also the starting quarterback, described what he meant to his family. Coach Prime even called Dolph one of his son’s “dearest friends.”
“Usually with guys and celebrities and stuff like that, they’re not going to be real with you a lot of times,” Sheduer said. “(Young Dolph) was one of the realest persons I know. It’s just a different relationship and somebody told me on the sidelines ‘do it for Dolph.'”
Here is a look at the cleats that Sheduer wore in the 14-point win over in-state rivals Alcorn State:
Shedeur Sanders rocked a pair of Young Dolph themed cleats in Saturday’s win. He and Coach Prime explain the quarterback’s connection with the rapper. pic.twitter.com/hYBkMsIGTz
— Khari Thompson (@_KhariThompson) November 20, 2021
After the game, which was one of the most important in school history, the team celebrated in the locker room. While doing so, they honored Young Dolph by bumping his music.
Dolph owned all of his royalties, so streaming his music directly helps his family.
Rest in peace, Young Dolph.