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Deion Sanders Reveals Inspirational Message He Told Injured TCU Running Back

When a TCU player went down to injury against Colorado, Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders had positive words for him.

As human beings, none of us wants to see anyone get hurt on a football field, but it's not too often you see the opposing head coach go over, check on a player and hope for them to get back in the game and dominate. But that's what Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders did with TCU running back Trey Sanders during Colorado's 45-42 win over the Horned Frogs.

Sanders was electric against Colorado, rushing 15 times for 46 yards and three touchdowns. 

On the "Colorado Football Coaches Show," Sanders revealed what he said to the 2025 draft-eligible runner after he was injured against the Buffaloes. He also mentioned that the team considered him as a transfer but injuries halted that process. 

"He got hurt, I don't know if you remember that," Sanders said. "And I walked over to him because he was a kid that wanted to come here."

"The reason I didn't take him was because he sustained some significant injuries and Coach (Charles) Kelly knew about those injuries and Coach Sal (Sunseri), so we didn't take him. But I still had love for the kid because he wanted to play for us. So, I went out there and I said, 'Son, now you know if you don't get up, they ain't got a chance. So I want you to get your butt up and get back in this game and be dominant like you've been.'"

Sanders went on to explain he delivered this message to help the TCU player.

"That's what I told him. I wanted the kid to be dominant. His last name's Sanders, first of all, and he was the No. 2 on offense. That's what the conversation was."

According to 247Sports, Sanders was the No. 6 overall recruit and a five-star player. He initially committed to Alabama coming out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He played three years at Alabama but was used sparingly, mustering up just 116 carries in three seasons due to injury, including from a car accident. 

The TCU running back has had a challenging college career, and you have to respect Coach Prime for going over there and rallying a kid on the opposite team. 

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