Colorado’s Travis Hunter went bowling with the Colorado State player who injured him

Colorado’s Travis Hunter went bowling with the Colorado State player who injured him

At first, the story of Colorado cornerback Travis Hunter and Colorado State defensive back Henry Blackburn seemed to embody the worst that college football has to offer.

Blackburn lacerated Hunter’s liver with a late hit during the Rams’ nationally televised 43-35 double-overtime loss to the Buffaloes on September 16. In response, several fans sent messages threatened to kill Blackburn.

However, the two appear to have reconciled and appear to have struck up a friendship. A Colorado State spokesperson told The Athletic on Thursday afternoon that the two players went bowling on Wednesday, adding that their match will soon be featured on Hunter’s YouTube channel.

Colorado coach Deion Sanders previously condemned all threats aimed at Blackburn.

“Henry Blackburn is a good player and played a phenomenal game,” he said on September 19. “He hit Travis hard on the sidelines. You can say it’s dirty, you can say, “He’s just playing football.” But no matter what happens, that doesn’t mean he should receive death threats.”

Hunter remains on the sidelines for the Buffaloes, who lost 42-6 to No. 10 Oregon last week and dropped out of the Top 25. Colorado hosts No. 8 USC this week in Boulder.

Blackburn contributed four tackles in the Rams’ 31-23 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

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