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With LeBron James rumored to be in crowd for Saturday's USC-Colorado game in Boulder, Heisman winner Caleb Williams and his Trojan teammates busted out several of The King's favorite on-court celebrations en route to a 48-41 win over Deion Sanders' Buffaloes.
And there was plenty to celebrate as Williams threw for 403 yards and tied a career high with six touchdown passes.
Williams crowned himself during one first-quarter celebration – a pantomime that James is known to do after highlight plays. Furthermore, NFL legend Jerry Rice's son Brenden and MarShawn Lloyd both copied James' silencer' by thrusting their arms downward and slapping themselves on the chest following touchdowns.
Thanks to the attention Sanders has drawn to the program, Colorado had plenty of star power at sold-out Folsom Field, with some of familiar names in the world of sports and entertainment showed up Saturday. Among the guests in the house were NBA standouts Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, along with pitcher CC Sabathia, receivers DeSean Jackson and Michael Westbrook, and rapper DaBaby.
Beyond that, an even longer list of celebrities was expected at the game Saturday, as LeBron and Bronny James, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg were rumored to be in attendance. Bronny, James' eldest son, is also a freshman basketball player at USC, though he and his dad were not spotted by cameras at the game. Music acts DJ Khaled and Lil Wayne were also expected to make the trip, while actors Will Ferrell and Matthew McConaughey had been previously included on the guest list.
Caleb Williams crowns himself - a pantomime LeBron James is known to do from time to time
LeBron James (seem crowning himself in April) was not pictured at Saturday's game in Boulder
MarShawn Lloyd celebrates a touchdown for USC by doing LeBron James' 'silencer'
Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes walks on the field in Boulder
Sanders has turned Colorado into the talk of football. Fox's 'Big Noon Kickoff' made its third appearance in Boulder this season.
DaBaby figured heavily into the weekend as he gave a motivational speech the night before the game and led the team onto the field by high-stepping along the sideline.
Leading 34-7 in the second quarter, the Trojans