There has only been one HBCU football player to ever land an invitation for the Heisman Trophy ceremony and that was Steve McNair who played ball at Alcorn State.
McNair had a huge year back in 1994, throwing for 5,377 yards with 47 touchdowns and rushing for 936 yards and scoring 9 TD’s on the ground. McNair finished third in voting for the award, and now Deion Sanders wonders why his son is not in the conversations.
Shedeur the son of Deion is only a Sophomore but he is having a massive year. He has thrown for almost 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. His team is 4-0 and ranked as the top rated HBCU football program in the country.
Deion wanted to know why his son is not being mentioned in the Heisman race, in a weekly press conference.
“The quarterback (Shedeur Sanders) should be mentioned upon the Heisman race,” Deion Sanders said during the SWAC weekly media conference call. “That is up to you guys. I want you guys to push those pens and computers and do what you can because when you put his numbers up against those guys in the Power Five, he is doing as much if not more than they are doing right now. When they start talking about Heisman, which I saw before the previous game, I got a little upset because they did not mention us period.”
How does that compare to the FBS stats around the NCAA?
Let’s take a look, Michael Penix Jr. right now for Washington has thrown for 1,388 yards and has 12 touchdowns leading all FBS players in yards, while CJ Stroud has thrown for 1222 and 16 touchdowns. Bryce Young from Alabama has thrown for 1029 yards and has 13 touchdowns.
So here is a truthful question, do you feel Deion has a point? Should his son be considered?