Shedeur Sanders is an American football quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes. He played for the Jackson State Tigers, where he won the Jerry Rice Award and Deacon Jones Trophy before transferring in 2023. Sanders is the youngest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders
Shedeur Sanders was born on February 7, 2002 in Tyler, Texas, to his father Deion Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback, and mother Pilar Biggers, a model and actress. He has four siblings: Deiondra, Deion Jr., Shilo, and Shelomi. He started playing football when he was eight and was coached by his father.
Shedeur attended Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, where his father was the school’s offensive coordinator. He graduated in 2020 with a 3.7 GPA and was ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN
High school career:
Shedeur played as a quarterback for the Trinity Christian Tigers and led them to four consecutive state championships. He threw for 12,213 yards and 143 touchdowns in his high school career, breaking several records. He was named the MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year in 2018 and the MaxPreps National Junior of the Year in 2019. He also participated in track and field and basketball
Shedeur initially committed to play for Florida Atlantic University, but changed his mind after his father was hired as the head coach of Jackson State University, a historically black college or university (HBCU) in Mississippi. He enrolled at Jackson State in January 2021 and became the starting quarterback for the Tigers. He won the Jerry Rice Award as the best freshman in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the Deacon Jones Trophy as the best HBCU player in 2022. He also led the Tigers to two consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles and two appearances in the Celebration Bowl.