It’s prime time in Colorado as the university’s new head football coach, Deion Sanders, has led the squad to a 3-0 start and is drawing A-list talent to their games.
At Saturday’s in-state rivalry match-up between Colorado and Colorado State, Sanders — also known as Coach Prime — welcomed Lil Wayne, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Offset, Master P and Key Glock on the sidelines, and retired NFL star Rob Gronkowski hosted a pre-game party outside the stadium. Weezy kicked off the double-overtime win with a pre-game performance of “Uproar” on the field, wearing a custom Buffaloes jersey with “Tunechi” on the back.
In a new interview with Billboard, Wayne described the electricity at Saturday’s game. “That man got Colorado turnt right now,” he said. “Them people, they believe. For me, it was just an honor. For the most part, I still can’t believe what he’s doing. It’s unbelievable. Plain and simple. The way he has those people believing, just for him to even invite me and to … include me, I just try to make sure I do my part to the fullest, just like those boys do out there for him.”
Sanders told Billboard of the five-time Grammy-winning rapper: “I love Wayne to life like a friend and a son. I understand his gift and his heart. I see one of the best human beings I’ve ever known well beyond the stage and the handclaps of life.”
As an NFL player, Sanders has two Super Bowl rings from 14 seasons in the league. He was also in the MLB, playing in the 1992 World Series with the Atlanta Braves — making him the only athlete to play in both the Super Bowl and the World Series. He left his previous coaching job at Jackson State with a 27-6 record before venturing to Colorado to turn around last year’s 1-11 team.
Below, find all the celebrities flocking to Boulder, Colorado, to watch Coach Prime’s team in action.
Offset met up with Sanders ahead of the Sept. 16 game and was spotted on the sidelines cheering on the team too.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined ESPN’s Gameday broadcast in Boulder, Colorado, on Sept. 16 before joining Sanders and his team on the sidelines for the game.
Sanders has two sons playing on his Colorado football team, and rapper and hip-hop mogul Master P brought two of his sons along for the ride on Sept. 16, as they spent time in the locker room, in the tunnel and on the sidelines.
Rapper Key Glock celebrated the Colorado win on Sept. 16 by performing for the players in the locker room.
Retired NFL star Rob Gronkowski was on the scene in Boulder, dancing with a 98-year-old Colorado superfan and inviting Lil Wayne to his pre-game party on Fox.