We don't want to overreact, but Colorado Buffaloes cornerback/wide receiver Travis Hunter might be the college football version of Shohei Ohtani after the afternoon he's had against the TCU Horned Frogs.
While writing this, we're entering the fourth quarter of the game, and Hunter has been an absolute beast in this game, catching eight balls for 53 yards. He almost had a touchdown, too, if not for just stepping out of bounds on a defensive pass interference call.
Now, that's on offense. But what about defense?
Hunter hasn't stopped playing, and when the Horned Frogs were in the red zone, Hunter made a mind-boggling play.
Dawg interception by Travis hunter ????? pic.twitter.com/wTtN2v986Q
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) September 2, 2023
Now, look at that play from this angle. It's ridiculous.
Sheeesh Travis Hunter?s INT from this angle is even better pic.twitter.com/cwpGkzxqtV
— Bussin' With The Boys (@BussinWTB) September 2, 2023
TCU quarterback Chandler Morris honestly didn't even throw a bad pass here. Hunter made a Superman-like play on the ball, saving the drive and preventing a TCU touchdown. They mentioned he'd only allowed one reception all afternoon during the broadcast.
They also mentioned that it's around 100 degrees at TCU's home stadium, so the fact that he's playing receiver and cornerback without seemingly any breaks is absurd.
The biggest question will be whether he can hold up this production all season long on both sides. If he does, we could be looking at a sleeper Heisman candidate.
Travis Hunter is NOT HUMAN ?
Hunter played over 60 snaps at HALFTIME and has been all over the field.
Hunter already has 8 receptions, 53 yards, one reception allowed, 2 PD?s, and an INT.
At halftime, Deion Sanders said the Heisman is ?waiting at Travis? crib? if he caught a? pic.twitter.com/V3NFAIbz0T
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) September 2, 2023
During the game, Coach Prime was asked about Hunter.
Travis Hunter played game worth of snaps on both as CB and WR, over 60.
Deion Sanders on Hunter: "He is HIM. We missed him on two deep balls. He gets those two deep balls, the Heisman at his crib chilling right now. God bless."pic.twitter.com/Z9LlbNgUaghttps://t.co/t5uRTxMxxc
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 2, 2023
"He is HIM. We missed him on two deep balls. He gets those two deep balls; the Heisman is at his crib chilling right now. God bless."
Now into the fourth quarter, the Buffaloes, who were 20+ point underdogs, lead the defending College Football National Championship runner-up Horned Frogs 31-28.
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