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Deion Sanders thinks his son is in the running for the Heisman Trophy


Deion Sanders has put Jackson State University Football on Mapand now he hopes to put his son in the Heisman conversation.

Shedeur Sanders is the JSU quarterback and the son of the head coach, who also happens to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jackson State Tigers quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Jackson State Tigers head coach Deion Sanders and Jackson State Tigers wide receiver Travis Hunter pose for photos during SWAC Football Media Day 2022 on July 21, 2022, at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
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“I think we’re on it,” Deion said of the Heisman run, according to The Mississippi Clarion Ledger. “We did what we wanted to do.

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“Now you can put on ‘All Eyez on Me’ by Tupac. (Shedeur) can play that song. Now he just has to do what he’s been doing up until now. The way the line has protected him and the receivers are doing their job as well. Coach Brett (Bartolone, offensive coordinator) is doing a great game.”

Shedeur is off to a strong start in his second season, throwing for 1,381 yards, 14 touchdowns and just one interception, while adding two rushing touchdowns. He has thrown for eight touchdowns in the past two games, as the Tigers’ offense has scored a combined 115 points against Grambling State and Mississippi Valley State.

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Deion has transformed Jackson State into a school where top talent is attracted, with the Tigers landing Travis Hunter, the No. 1 pick in the class of 2022, in January.

JSU quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks to pass down the field during their game against Grambling State.  JSU won 66-24 in their home opener.

JSU quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks to pass down the field during their game against Grambling State. JSU won 66-24 in their home opener.
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Now, Sanders continues to push the limits of how far Jackson State can go.

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“If he wasn’t my son, I would still have this argument. 100%. Just like I had the argument that these kids that play in HBCUs should be drafted,” Deion said on USA Today’s “Sports Seriously.”

Jackson State Tigers No. 2 quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks for a pass against the Florida A&M Rattlers during the Orange Blossom Classic Game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 4, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  The Tigers defeated the Rattlers 59-3.

Jackson State Tigers No. 2 quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks for a pass against the Florida A&M Rattlers during the Orange Blossom Classic Game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 4, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Rattlers 59-3.
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“You can’t tell me in a sense that I’m good enough to go somewhere and train in a Power 5, but we’re not good enough to be in your Power 5 Heisman. So something’s wrong here. How am I doing? good enough, but we’re not good enough?

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Deion has quickly become a hot name for Power 5 schools with head coaching openings, and Sanders is rumored to be in the mix at a handful of schools.



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