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Colorado State’s Henry Blackburn receiving death threats after ‘dirty’ hit on Colorado’s Travis Hunter: report

Colorado State senior safety Henry Blackburn has reportedly been receiving death threats that university police and local authorities have been looking into following his hit on University of Colorado star Travis Hunter during their game on Saturday, Rams’ athletic director Joe Parker told ESPN.

Blackburn was called for an illegal hit on Hunter in the first half of Colorado State’s overtime loss to the Buffaloes that caused an undisclosed injury to the two-way star. Despite referees throwing a flag for unnecessary roughness, Blackburn wasn’t ejected from the game.

The hit has been widely critiqued as a dirty play, and threats toward Blackburn started coming in before the game even ended, Parker said.

The Buffaloes have tough opponents on their upcoming schedule, which includes No. 10 Oregon on the road this Saturday followed by No. 5 USC, which Colorado will host on Sept. 30.

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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