Coming off a stellar performance versus Florida A&M, the accolades are rolling in for Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders.
Sanders finished 29-33 for 323 yards with a JSU single-game record of five passing touchdowns in the Tigers’ 59-3 win over the Rattlers. The performance was good enough to earn the sophomore Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Perform FedEx Ground FCS National Offensive Player of the Week, and BOXTOROW National Player of the Week.
“Shedeur is a pro,” head coach and father Deion Sanders said after the game. “I knew he was going to have a good game when I was sleeping on the plane and I heard him asking our offensive coordinator, (Brett) Bartolone ‘if there are any coverages that FAMU could throw at us that I am not prepared for?’ When I heard him ask that question, I knew we were ready to carve FAMU up like a Thanksgiving turkey.”
Shedeur has also been subject of some high praise on social media since his near-perfect performance, including a shoutout from NBA legend Lebron James.
So TOUGH!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. Hate it was Vs FAMU though but boy he was clicking on all cylinders out there!! https://t.co/1UU7HlUZiD
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 5, 2022
Jackson State, who is ranked No. 1 in all of HBCU football, will return to action against Tennessee State on Saturday in the annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis at 6 p.m. CT.