NFL legend Mike Haynes 'proud' of Deion Sanders' impact at Colorado, hopes to see him on NFL sideline one day
Mike Haynes, a Hall of Famer and Pro Football Retired Players Association board members, talks about Deion Sanders taking college football by storm.
Deion Sanders has taken the college football world by storm and has guided the Colorado Buffaloes to a 3-0 record through the first three weeks of the 2023 season.
Since Sanders left Jackson State to join Colorado before the 2022 season officially ended, he’s received a ton of criticism for how he was direct with players from the old regime about them fighting for roster spots, how he utilized the transfer portal to reinvigorate the program and how he wears a hat and sunglasses when he talks to adults.
But in the eyes of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, Sanders has been nothing but positive. The former Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots star cornerback told Fox News Digital in a recent interview he’s seen nothing but good come from Sanders being at the helm of Colorado's football team.
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"For me, everything he’s doing is positive," Haynes said. "It’s right on line to bring about change. He’s not pretending he’s God, you know what I mean? He’s praying to God. We’re all praying to the same God. So, he’s using what he knows and what his experiences have done in his life to make him who he is and he believes that you can see it. It’s not hard to see.
Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders runs onto the field before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sep 2, 2023. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
"I’m really proud of the way that he’s going about it. I’m sure that there are a lot of naysayers out there who would love to see him just get beat and love for