QB Michael Carter III
Colorado Buffaloes fans have a lot to be excited about after watching the team’s spring game last Saturday. One player that stood out was quarterback Michael Carter III. The junior signal-caller looked poised and confident, showcasing his arm strength and accuracy in the pocket. Carter III completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts for 245 yards and two touchdowns, showing off his ability to make plays downfield. It’s clear that Carter III has improved since last season, and he could be in line for a breakout year as the starting quarterback for the Buffaloes.
RB Jaren Mangham
Another player that raised his stock during the spring game was running back Jaren Mangham. The sophomore rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries, displaying both his power and quickness on the field. Mangham showed a great burst through the hole and an ability to bounce off tackles in the open field. With the loss of starting running back Alex Fontenot to graduation, Mangham could be in line for a bigger role in the Buffaloes’ offense this season.
WR Chase Penry
The Buffaloes’ receiving corps could be in good hands with the emergence of sophomore wideout Chase Penry. The 6’2″ receiver had a productive spring game, hauling in six receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. Penry displayed great hands and route-running ability, consistently getting open and making tough catches downfield. With his size and athleticism, Penry could become a reliable target for Carter III this season.