“He’s Watching You”: Coach Prime Motivates Colorado WR Jimmy Horn Whose Dad Was in Jail

Published 09/21/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Recently, the Colorado Buffaloes faced the Colorado State on-field and managed to crown themselves the best college team in Colorado. However, it wasn’t easy. Their game did not get off to a promising start. So much so that their wide receiver, Travis Hunter was injured by an illegal hit by Henry Blackburn from the opposition team.

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The wide receiver Jimmy Horn also had a few things on his mind that were causing problems for him in the game. Their head coach Deion Sanders had to jump in for a little motivation for Horn. His comments made the player change his whole game.

Sanders’ words made a world of difference

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The wide receiver for the Colorado Buffaloes Jimmy Horn was raised in San Francisco by his father. His parents, Jimmy Horn Sr. and Kendra Lewis got divorced when he was young. So, the wide receiver was solely raised by his father. During the game, the player had a roller coaster of emotions as his dad was in prison and he couldn’t take that off of his mind.

Sanders knew the whole situation Horn was in so being the amazing coach he is, he pulled him aside with a strong message for the player. The coach shared his comments after the game to reporters. He said that Horn was having a rough time, he knew he had to talk to him. So he went ahead and said to him, “He’s watching you right now. He wants to clap in front of all his different inmates because he believes in his son. We gonna make pops proud tonight. That’s what we gonna do, because his son is a DAWG.”

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Sanders hugged the player after his little speech and also made sure that he wasn’t being too hard on himself for having missed a few opportunities. The coach told him he loves Horn and those few words of Sanders made all the difference in the game of the wide receiver. It was because the player always had a special relationship with his father. His father also has opened up about their relationship in the past.

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Horn and Horn Sr.’s father-son relationship

As the player was solely raised by his father, he always had a special place for his father in his heart even though his mother was available she had other kids too. In 2020 in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, the player’s father opened up about the kind of father he is. He said that he is a tough father who always wanted his kid to excel in what he does, so he had high expectations from his son.

Horn Sr. further added that it’s a good thing that his son is respectful and humble otherwise he would’ve cussed him by now. The player’s father had a simple goal for his son which was his son entering college. Now, his son is the first male to get to college in his family. There have been females getting to college but his son is the first male to have done so.

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Now, everyone is happy as they’ve won the match. What do you think of Horn’s performance? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ishika is a dedicated NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She has seamlessly merged her love for the game with her passion for writing. An unwavering admirer of Patrick Mahomes, she is often found dissecting his gameplay, particularly his unmatched resilience showcased during his Super Bowl win, despite battling an ankle injury.
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