After transferring from Jackson State, INJURY TO TRAVIS HUNTER has been among the best players for the Buffaloes this year.
- Travis Hunter, a two-way star for Colorado, was rushed to a nearby hospital during the Buffaloes’ Saturday night 43-35 victory over Colorado State, according to the ESPN broadcast. After joining the No. 18 Buffs from Jackson State and playing both wide receiver and cornerback, Hunter quickly made an impact on the Heisman Trophy race with his performance in the first two games of the season.
- In the first quarter of the game, Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn hit Hunter hard while he was playing wide receiver. Hunter stayed down on the field to receive treatment from trainers. Blackburn received a point for unneeded roughness. After the hit, Hunter eventually came back into the game and made a tackle in the second quarter before permanently exiting.
- Although it was unclear right away whether Blackburn’s hit was to blame for Hunter’s withdrawal, it provided an early flashpoint in a match that was already tense. Shedder Sanders, the quarterback for Colorado, confronted Blackburn after the collision to defend Hunter.
- Hunter, the top overall talent in the Class of 2022, shocked the college football world by selecting Jackson State and Sanders over Florida State, breaking a long-standing commitment. Sanders, who played both offense and defense during his collegiate football career, and he have grown close.
- While Sanders has emphasized that he is particularly well-suited to manage Hunter’s workload given his expertise in a similar role, Hunter’s endurance as a two-way player who logs 100 or more snaps per game has come into doubt.