Shedeur Sanders had himself a season debut.
The Jackson State sophomore quarterback was on fire against FAMU, finishing 29-of-33 for 323 yards and five touchdowns in Jackson State's 59-3 win on Sunday.
Suffice to say, Sanders—the son of Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders—was all the talk on Twitter:
Jordan Reid @Jordan_Reid
As efficient of a half as you’ll see from a QB by Jackson St.’s Shedeur Sanders vs. FAMU:<br><br>• 18-of-20<br>• 170 passing yards<br>• 3 TDs<br>• 17 straight completions<br><br>He’s not draft eligible until 2024, but an HBCU QB hasn’t been drafted since Tarvaris Jackson in 2006 (2nd round - MIN)
And for good reason—he threw some dimes against a helpless FAMU defense.
Sunday's performance doesn't come as any sort of surprise. Sanders threw for 3,231 yards, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a freshman, completing 65.9 percent of his passes. He also rushed for three scores and led Jackson State to an 11-2 record and a Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
That earned them a berth in the Celebration Bowl, where they lost to South Carolina State, 31-10.
How far Jackson State goes this season remains to be seen. But the Tigers certainly got off to an excellent start, led by their star quarterback.