Credit: ESPN

After missing three and a half games with an injury, Colorado Buffaloes two-way player Travis Hunter returned to action Friday night against the Stanford Cardinal.

Hunter left Colorado’s Week 3 overtime win over Colorado State after being injured by a questionable hit in the first quarter and missed the Buffs’ games against Oregon and USC, the first two Colorado losses of the season.

He made his presence felt in a big way in his return, first picking up a first down on third and long.

Then hauling in another catch on third down, Hunter hit a spin move and went in for a touchdown.

Hunter’s return comes at an ideal time for Colorado. With have Oregon and USC behind them, the Buffaloes don’t face quite as many challenges ahead.

ESPN’s Louis Riddick had high praise for Hunter, saying, “Now you see why he’s the most electrifying player in the country as far as the skill position is concerned. He’s the most electrifying player, in the country.”


ESPN’s Jordan Reid made a great point, saying, “The most impressive thing about Travis Hunter is his endurance. He doesn’t get tired despite playing 100+ snaps a game.”

ESPN also captured Colorado head coach Deion Sanders’ reaction to Hunter’s first touchdown since the injury.