A few days before Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, cornerback Aaron Colvin said he had no regrets about returning for a senior season that ended up being filled with injuries.
“I definitely had a couple curveballs,” Colvin said. “But at the end of the day, I don't regret my decision. I don't have any regrets.”
The former Sooner was thrown another curveball Tuesday afternoon, when he tore his ACL during the second day of Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala.
Ken Sarnoff, Colvin's agent, confirmed the severity of Colvin's injury on Twitter.
It's unclear at this point what impact the injury will have on Colvin's NFL Draft stock, but the ACL tear couldn't have come at a worse time. The annual Senior Bowl is where many NFL prospects have their best opportunity to impress scouts and executives.
Colvin, a former Owasso High standout, started 36 games throughout his OU football career and appeared in 50.
He considered leaving school after his junior season and entering the 2013 NFL Draft, but opted to return and pursue several unfulfilled goals in college.
Colvin suffered a concussion in the Sooners' second game of the season and missed a game, then left Oklahoma's 41-12 loss at Baylor in early November with a shoulder injury, causing him to miss a second full game the next week.
He returned to action a week later at Kansas State, where he didn't start because of the nagging injury, but came off the bench in the second half to guard Tyler Lockett.
Lockett caught six passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, and caught another six after halftime, but didn't score again with Colvin covering him.
The shoulder injury — and turf toe — continued to bother Colvin all season, but he played through it, starting both the season finale at Oklahoma State and the Sugar Bowl.
Colvin was a first-team All-Big 12 selection his last two years at Oklahoma, and finished his career with 234 tackles, five interceptions and 23 pass breakups.