The Colorado State Rams almost shocked the college football world on Saturday night when it seemed like they might upset Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes, though they ended up falling short in double overtime.
The only thing that might have shocked college football fans more might have been the realization that CSU kicker Jordan Noyes is 31 years old and has three children.
The revelation came as Noyes lined up for a critical field goal attempt during the second half of the intense rivalry game, thanks to ESPN play-by-play commentator Mark Jones.
“Married with three children,” said Jones as Noyes got ready.
31 year old Brit with a wife and three kids kicking for a college football team pic.twitter.com/aKugb2CKzG
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) September 17, 2023
The Kent, England native is actually the second-oldest player in college football heading into 2023 behind only ECU’s Luke Larsen, who is also 31 but a few months ahead. Noyes actually spent three seasons at Utah where he appeared in 30 games before transferring to Colorado State as a graduate student.
He went 5-for-5 on extra points on the evening, though his 52-yard field goal attempt was blocked.
The college football world had a field day with the news when they learned it Saturday night.
“Did Mark Jones just say CSU’s kicker is married w/ 3 kids? How old is he???” tweeted Jemele Hill.
“Colorado State kicker is 31 and has 3 kids,” tweeted Dabolls Burner. “Get off the field and take care of ur family bro.”
“On loan from Manchester United,” said Cujo Knows.
“Bro did all the side missions first,” said Bro Katan.