20-year-old college football player Travis Hunter gifts his mom luxurious home

Stephen Nartey March 25, 2024
Travis Hunter/Photo credit: Colorado Athletics

University of Colorado standout Travis Hunter pleasantly took his mother aback this week when he gifted her a new home in Savannah, Georgia. In a heartwarming video shared on YouTube, Hunter walked his followers through a five-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence purchased for his mom.

In a touching moment, Hunter orchestrated a surprise for his mother by leading her to believe they were just looking at a house, only to reveal he had purchased it for her. The heartwarming scene unfolded as his mom read a note aloud and realized her son had actually bought her the home, prompting a jubilant celebration with confetti.

Despite being a top-ranked recruit nationally, Hunter opted to play for FCS Jackson State after excelling in high school near Atlanta, according to Bleacher Report.

Given his versatility as a dual role player, Hunter was drawn to play under the tutelage of Deion Sanders, who is a pro Hall of Famer and played cornerback and wideout collegiately at Florida State.  When Sanders changed jobs from Jackson State to the University of Colorado, Hunter followed him.

In his debut season at Colorado, Hunter showcased his versatility and talent, amassing 57 receptions for 721 yards and five touchdowns while also contributing significantly on defense with 22 tackles, three interceptions, and five passes defended across nine games.

Hunter’s market value in name, image, and likeness (NIL) ranks sixth among current college athletes, valued at $2.4 million, according to On3. The Colorado superstar teammate Shedeur Sanders and Texas quarterback Arch Manning are the only members who lead the football players on this list.

With NIL rules allowing collegiate athletes to earn from endorsement deals, they now have the opportunity to leverage their fame for financial gain, a privilege previously reserved for professional athletes.

Hunter, who is expected to become a top prospect in the 2025 NFL draft, is already a star both on and off the field, with the potential to support his family financially.

This shift comes after the Supreme Court’s ruling permitting student-athletes to profit from their NIL, marking a significant departure from previous NCAA regulations.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: March 25, 2024


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