Javon Antonio almost made Buffaloes Coach Deion Sanders cry happy tears after clutch catch
Near the end of Colorado Buffaloes' 27-24 win over Arizona State last weekend, Javon Antonio professed his admiration for his coach.
It was a remarkable moment for Coach Deion Sanders, who stated the wide receiver's excitement almost made him cry.
"When one of your players looks at you and says something definitive, do they really mean it at that moment?"
"That's deep," Sanders stated on this week's episode of "Coach Prime's Playbook with Romi Bean."
The moment occurred on Saturday, just following Antonio's catch, which put the Buffs in field goal range at Mountain America Stadium.
When Antonio returned to the sidelines, Coach Prime wrapped his arm around him and murmured, "Can't sleep on him." They can't fall asleep with him. What exactly did he do? He came through."
Sanders told Bean on the CBS Colorado Sports show that he and his coaching staff noticed Antonio brushing off Sun Devils defenders on
the routes he was running late in the game, so "we called on him, and he got it done." And he fully expects Antonio to receive more touches against Stanford on Friday night.
This week's show, which airs at a unique time of 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, included Antonio as a special guest.
He hadn't had much success as a Buff prior to Saturday's game. But Sanders predicted Antonio's big moment.
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