Shedeur Sanders helped the Colorado Buffaloes win against Texas Christian University over the weekend. The team won 45-42, and Sanders threw four touchdowns. According to Sports Illustrated, the win secured the Buffaloes’ now official ranking of No. 22 in the country.

The son of NFL star and Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders, Shedeur can count on the sport’s top athletes for advice. The 21-year-old said Tom Brady texted him after the game.

“Working with Tom, it was just talking to him and understanding how to improve each week,” he told reporters on Tuesday, according to the news outlet.

“He texted me after the game, ‘Don’t be satisfied.’ Like it’s cool, so it was cool hearing from him, knowing he’s still watching and stuff like that.”

“Just working with him, it really helped me just understand don’t focus on the good things,” Shedeur said. “We did that. … We’re going to do that regardless. Focus on the bad things. Focus on the things we wasn’t able to do at a high level. Improve that.”

The quarterback has worked with Brady as part of a NIL deal. The 21-year-old is the premiere representative for the former quarterback’s apparel company, Brady Brand. According to Boardroom, he became the brand’s first individual athlete, signing a NIL deal in September 2022.

Sanders has secured deals with companies such as Beats by Dre, Gatorade and Mercedes-Benz. 

“I think I was able to get ahead because I listened a lot,” Sanders told aspiring athletes during a panel earlier this year, according to the news outlet. “Preparation at the quarterback position starts in the mind, and so I study a lot of film. I’m in the weight room, too, but I’m not in there like an offensive or defensive lineman. You have to be just as smart as you are skilled.”


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The Buffaloes will play against Nebraska on Saturday at noon ET on Fox. It will mark the school’s first home game of the year.