Travis Hunter’s Ridiculous Contested Catch Has Fans Salivating: ‘Heisman Loading’

Travis Hunter speaks at PAC 12 media days.

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Travis Hunter is wowing fans on both sides of the ball this offseason. The versatile WR/DB made an impressive, contested catch at a recent Colorado practice, leading to a huge reaction on social media.

The grab highlights the immense potential the five-star player possesses on offense, with many predicting a Charles Woodson-type impact in Boulder.

Woodson, of course, won the Heisman in 1997 while playing offense, defense, and special teams. The All-American totaled seven interceptions, three offensive touchdowns, and a score as a punt returner in that stellar campaign.

Many are hoping for a similar performance from Colorado’s new star.

Hunter spent time with the wideout group this week during preseason camp, challenging defenders to go at him. After being locked up by a teammate on one instance, the sophomore decided to immediately run it back.

The result was this insane catch in the endzone.

The ability to high point the ball was impressive, and it could help him both on offense and defense.

Head coach Deion Sanders wasn’t thrilled with his team’s defensive back play in this particular practice, but he had to love what he saw out of his young star.

Of course, he’s seen it before at Jackson State.

While Hunter played more on defense as a freshman, Coach Prime did give him a few opportunities as a pass catcher. He was able to haul in 18 receptions for 188 yards and four scores.

That workload could increase in Year 2, and if this is any indication, he could be in for a big year. Colorado fans certainly believe so.

“Travis Hunter got that Randy Moss athleticism, whew!” said one follower.

“He’s a special talent for sure,” wrote another fan.

Travis Hunter is a player that’s been singled out this offseason by a number of notable college football personalities, including Urban Meyer. The national championship winning coach compared him to Percy Harvin after attending a recent practice session, and he expects him to accomplish big things on the field throughout his career.

The Buffs are just a week away from their season opener against TCU. We’ll see what kind of impact Hunter can make in his CU debut.