Deion Sanders isn’t coming to save CU football. But Jordyn Tyson could. If he stays.


BOULDER — Russell Wilson will curse in a kindergarten class before Deion Sanders rides into the Flatirons to rescue CU football.

But you know who COULD save the Buffs?

Jordyn Tyson. If you can keep him.

Check that.

If you can get him healthy again. And then keep him.

“Looks like a lower leg injury,” CU interim coach Mike Sanford, who apparently can’t have nice things, sighed after the Buffs got stomped 49-10 by No. 8 Oregon — and that wasn’t even the worst news of the day.

“(Tyson is) with our medical team right now … our thoughts are going to continue to be with him.”

With 10:07 left in a 39-point game Saturday, one of the last good reasons remaining to watch the Buffs’ November death march couldn’t put any weight on his left leg.

It seems as if No. 4 can catch everything these days, except a break. A 6-foot-2 freshman out of Allen, Texas, Tyson’s day ended after five catches, 137 receiving yards, an 81-yard touchdown, a mid-air shot that drew a targeting call, followed by a gruesome lower-body injury that occurred not long after he’d returned from the locker room.

Which begs the question as to why you’d risk putting your best offensive player, who’s already been dinged once, back into the line of fire during a five-score game. When asked that question, Sanford said it was green-lit by the CU medical staff and by the young man himself.


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