Watch: Deion’s Son, Shedeur Sanders, Scores First College Touchdown


In his first collegiate start, former four-star recruit Shedeur Sanders just scored the first touchdown of the season for his father Deion’s program.

Shedeur’s one-yard keeper on 3rd-and-goal gave Jackson State a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. The Tigers are facing Florida A&M in the Orange Blossom Classic in Miami this afternoon.

Currently, JSU leads 7-6 at halftime. In his first start, Shedeur Sanders looks solid thus far, completing 9-of-14 passes for 131 yards.

In his first “season” at Jackson State, Deion Sanders went 4-3 in the spring of 2021, including a 3-2 mark in SWAC play. When it comes to Year 2, confidence is high, at least for Sanders’ son.

“It equates to a blowout, you’ve got understand … y’all don’t really understand,” Shedeur Sanders said at this summer’s SWAC media day press conference, channeling some of his father’s trademark bravado. “It’s players that have different caliber of talent and they all came to JSU. So it’s like, when you compare us to a regular SWAC team, a different SWAC team the best, you got to understand. We didn’t come here because we had to, we came here because we chose to.

“It’s a difference.”

So far, the Tigers are 30 minutes away from being 1-0. We’ll see if they can close it out in the second half.


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