“Buried You, Planted You & Watched You Grow”: Deion Sanders Jr. Unmasks Funniest Coaching Moment From His Playing Days

Published 01/23/2024, 1:40 PM EST

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It was in the off-season of 2023 that the Colorado Buffaloes were awaiting a huge makeover. Deion Sanders has arrived at Boulder with his team, equipped with 9 student-athletes and some essential staff members. These players included his sons, Shedeur Sanders and Shilo Sanders, and other star players at Jackson State. Fast forward to 2024, black and gold have taken over the NCAA fields. While the team might still be making a comeback record-wise, they have built a strong identity with a robust foundation.

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A vital part of the promotional process in the ‘brand-making’ at Colorado was Well Off Media, aka Coach Prime’s elder son Deion Sanders Jr. The signature style of ‘Inside the Life of Deion Sanders and Co.’ vlogging has attracted many fans. The videos are home to many inside-friendly banters that Deion Sanders teases his sons with daily. This time, it was Jr. himself, who was looking down the barrel of Sanders’ gun of friendly jibes.

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Deion Sanders Jr’s SMU coach recalls hilarious incident

Being a two-star WR from Marcus High School, Sanders Jr. landed a spot at SMU Mustangs in the class of 2013. During his three years spent with the Mustangs, Sanders Jr. raked in 30 passes for 233 yards. Coach Prime credits the numbers to the WR coach at Jackson State, Jason Philips, or his friendly yet pushing-the-player-to-his-extent statements.
When Prime inquired about the funniest moment that Coach Philip has encountered with Jr. he, hollering proudly, recalled ‘the’ incident. “He said if that linebacker was worth it, then he would have planted you, buried you, watered you, and watch you grow,” he confessed all while looking at Deion Sanders Jr. The moment gave Jr.’s former coach and the head coach of Colorado something to laugh about. Yet, there was a proud smile lingering along with the friendly teasing laugh of Coach Prime and Coach Philip. They were proud then, and they are proud now of Jr’s achievements.

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Deion Sanders Jr. found his ‘other’ passion for football

Sanders Jr’s bond with football was unbreakable. Hence, after concluding his college career with Mustangs, he tapped into the world of cameras and creativity through his channel ‘Well Off Media’. Today, crediting Sanders Jr’s dexterity with his videos, and of course, Deion Sanders charm’, Colorado has evolved into something rarely any franchise in college football could be.’

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Because of this, Sanders Jr. ranked as the number 1 Sanders in Coach Prime power rating his kids. Mainly because his sheer efforts have expanded the Buffs fanbase exponentially injust one year.

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