Here are the standout players who earned their helmet stickers for week one of the college football season:
Shedeur Sanders (Colorado, QB)
Shedeur Sanders, Colorado’s quarterback and son of head coach Deion Sanders, delivered a ridiculous performance against TCU by completing an incredible 38-of-47 passes for a record-breaking 510 yards and four touchdowns.
Sanders’ great athleticism and elite deep ball accuracy make him a potential top quarterback in the college football landscape. He proved that he is much more than just “Deion’s son”. He is a legitimate star in the making.
Travis Hunter (Colorado, WR/CB)
Travis Hunter was arguably the biggest star of the college football weekend. He is easily the most unique player in all of football because he is undeniably a first-round talent at both wide receiver and cornerback. He had a monumental impact on both sides of the ball against TCU.
In a spectacular display, he recorded 11 receptions for 119 receiving yards, an interception, a pass deflection that narrowly missed being another interception, three tackles, and logged a staggering 64 snaps on offense and 80 snaps on defense. Hunter’s week one performance has the entire college football community excited to see more.
Caleb Williams (USC Trojans, QB)
Caleb Williams continues to captivate the college football world with his exceptional talent. In a dominant 66-14 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack, Williams put on a clinic, tossing five touchdowns and amassing 319 yards before exiting the game in the 3rd quarter.
His ability to make plays that seem impossible has solidified him as one of the top three players in all of college football.
Laiatu Latu (UCLA, DE)
UCLA’s defense end, Laiatu Latu, wreaked havoc on Coastal Carolina and finished with this astonishing stat line: 10 pressures, three sacks, and a forced fumble. His disruptive presence was a game-changer in UCLA’s victory, solidifying his status as one of the top pass rushers in the 2024 NFL draft.
Clayton Isbell (Coastal Carolina, S)
Clayton Isbell of Coastal Carolina left his mark with an impressive performance. He filled up the stat sheet with nine tackles and three interceptions against UCLA, according to ESPN. Isbell demonstrated that he is a true ballhawk and a playmaking safety. Despite the loss, he will be on our radar for the rest of the season.
Michael Penix (Washington, QB)
Michael Penix threw for 450 yards and five touchdowns against Boise State. Penix made a statement by throwing four of his five touchdowns in the second quarter, contributing to the Huskies’ impressive 28-point surge. He kicked off his Heisman campaign with a bang.
Penix has all of the tools that teams covet in a franchise quarterback. If he keeps playing like he did this past weekend, he will hear his name called early in the 2024 NFL draft.
Drew Aller (Penn State, QB)
Freshman quarterback Drew Aller made quite the impression in his debut against West Virginia. His stellar performance left fans in awe as he showcased his skills and potential for greatness on the field. Drew went 21 of 29, throwing for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He showed great poise, especially for a freshman, and made some great unbelievable plays in his first start as, Penn State’s starting quarterback. The 6’5’’, 243 lbs former 5-star recruit is off to a great start and earns his first helmet sticker.
Braelon Allen (Wisconsin, RB): Allen went for 141 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries.
Dylan Edwards (Colorado, RB): The true freshman running back had 159 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns in his Colorado debut.
Blake Corum (Michigan, RB): While only having 73 rushing yards, he averaged 7.3 yards per carry and showcased that he is fully back from his torn ACL injury that he suffered last season.
One final honorable mention:
Puddles (Oregon, Mascot): Puddles does push-ups for the total score after every time Oregon scores, whether it’s a field goal or a touchdown. After scoring 81 points, he did a total of 546 push-ups! Good work out there, Puddles.