Seydou Traore Player Profile | Colorado TE

Seydou Traore's player profile depicts an ascending talent in the 2023 college football season -- one that should be a household name by the fall.

Seydou Traore’s player profile highlights an ascending talent who should be a household name in 2023. Traore, transferring to Colorado from Arkansas State, is still new to college football but already made major waves across the nation.

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Seydou Traore Player Profile

  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 210
  • Number: 18
  • Class: Junior
  • Hometown: London, England
  • High School: Clearwater Academy
  • Years Active: 2021-2023
  • Previous School(s): Arkansas State
  • Draft Eligibility: 2024

Traore first started playing football in 2020. He played a single season of 11-man football at Clearwater Academy in Florida, earning a lofty recruiting platform despite just a single season of action. He chose to attend Arkansas State over offers from Florida State, Iowa State, and Memphis, among others.

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Traore first played 11-man football during his senior high school season, but his athletic career started much earlier. A former soccer star, Traore had become known as a standout goalie through youth programs in London. After hauling in 26 catches for 433 yards and three touchdowns at Clearwater Academy, his ascension truly began.

In two seasons at Arkansas State, Traore’s usage packages increased and led to a dominant campaign in 2022. He parlayed that successful season into a trip to Colorado, joining head coach Deion Sanders and his high-ranking transfers from across the country.

Seydou Traore’s Receiving Stats

  • Career Games Played: 23
  • Career Starts: 12
  • Career Receptions: 62
  • Career Receiving Yards: 752
  • Career Receiving TDs: 4
  • Yards Per Catch: 12.1
  • Yards Per Game: 32.7

2022 Receiving Stats

  • Games Played: 12
  • Starts: 10
  • Receptions: 50
  • Receiving Yards: 655
  • Receiving TDs: 4
  • Yards Per Catch: 13.1
  • Yards Per Game: 54.6

2021 Receiving Stats

  • Games Played: 11
  • Starts: 2
  • Receptions: 12
  • Receiving Yards: 97
  • Receiving TDs: 0
  • Yards Per Catch: 8.1
  • Yards Per Game: 8.8

Seydou Traore Career Achievements

Though a brief career to date, Traore still has quite the list of accomplishments.

  • CFN Honorable Mention All-American (2022)
  • CFN Sun Belt Tight End of the Year (2022)
  • CFN First-Team All-Sun Belt Offense (TE; 2022)
  • Sun Belt leader among tight ends
    • Receptions (50)
    • Receiving yards (655)
    • Yards per catch (12.1)
  • All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention (coaches)
  • Third nationally among tight ends
    • Receiving yards (655)
    • Yards per catch (12.1)
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