It looks like constant competition in Deion Sanders’ house.
The Colorado Buffaloes head coach, who has been open about how he ranks his five kids based on their performance, doubled down on his ever-changing roster following Saturday’s 43-35 double-overtime win over the Rams from the state of Colorado.
During his postgame press conference, Sanders explained that his son Shilo Sanders — a safety for the Buffaloes, who had a huge interception against their in-state rivals — has climbed the family power rankings and called on journalists not to classify themselves. their own children.
“He’s progressing,” Sanders said of Shilo. “He evolves like the Jeffersons.”
Sanders brought up that order when a reporter asked about Shilo’s two forced turnovers that helped the Buffaloes secure the win at Folsom Field for a 3-0 record.
The Hall of Fame defensive back shares his son, Deion Jr. (Bucky) and daughter, Deiondra with his first wife, Carolyn Chambers.
Sanders and his ex-wife Pilar Sanders share Shilo, daughter Shelomi and son Shedeur, who is Colorado’s star quarterback.
Coach Prime then praised the rest of his kids, including Shedeur, who finished 38 of 47 for 348 yards and four touchdowns.
“And Shedeur is also very good, and Bossy (Shelomi) came in and gave me the biggest hug, the biggest kiss and the appreciation for dad that she could ever give me at the end of the match, so it “It was great,” Sanders said.
“And Jr. is having a blast, what he’s doing on social media is fascinating. So it’s difficult, ranking my children is difficult. It’s a serious race right now, it really is, it’s a serious race right now.
Sanders laughed when he denounced those who “act” like they don’t classify their own children.
“I’m the only one who’s honest about where my kids rank,” he said. “You act like you love them all the same and you don’t.” I don’t know why you’re acting like this.
Shilo — who had four tackles, an interception (which he returned for an 80-yard touchdown) and a forced fumble — was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against Colorado State.
He shared the news on his Instagram story and wrote: “Ranked #1 son of the week also @deionsanders” with a few crying and laughing emojis.
Sanders preached the same sermon about his children during an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” Saturday, when he said his current favorite kid was Deion Jr.
“You know damn well which kid is going to drive you straight to the nursing home at the end of the day,” Sanders said. “… I do not know why. Everyone has a child they would give the credit card to and a child they wouldn’t give it to.
“…Bucky had a great month. It’s getting out of control. He’s number one right now… He’s learned to know who he is. He took the whole program to another level.
Sanders Jr. manages social media for the Buffaloes, as well as filming and editing behind-the-scenes videos and other content for the team.
In June, Sanders ranked his children on Father’s Day and shared the results in a video on Instagram, which showed the family on a FaceTime call.
At the time, Shelomi was in first place, followed by Deiondra, Shedeur, Shiloh, and Deion.
“(Shilo) got angry and hung up knowing he was wrong!!!” Sanders wrote, adding that “a few are not happy with the results, but that’s how it is.”
Sanders has been ranking his five children since last December, when he declared Deion Jr. his favorite son in an Instagram post for his birthday.
“Happy birthday to my favorite son @deionsandersjr!” Sanders wrote at the time, listing his other children in order: Shelomi, Shedeur, Deiondra and Shilo.
“I’m so proud of you. Even though you’re in my pocket from time to time, your productivity is way beyond reproach. You blew up my social media, JSU’s social media, your siblings’ social media and you are great at what you do. Keep fighting to achieve your dreams and understand your purpose in life.
“You are currently the No. 1 son and No. 1 in the child rankings.”
Sanders and his children starred in a KFC commercial in August.
The patriarch is currently engaged to Tracey Edmonds, a Hollywood producer who is CEO of his production company, Edmonds Entertainment Group.
The Buffaloes visit Oregon on September 23.