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Oklahoma football: Jacksonville Jaguars draft cornerback Aaron Colvin in the fourth round

by Jason Kersey Published: May 10, 2014
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Former Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 14th pick of the fourth round (114th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday.

Colvin was expected to be a much higher draft pick before tearing his ACL on Jan. 21 during Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala.

Colvin appeared in 50 career games for the Sooners, playing both safety and cornerback his first two seasons before settling in at corner as a junior.

He considered leaving school after his junior season and entering the 2013 NFL Draft, but opted to stay at Oklahoma for one more year.

Colvin missed two games in 2013 for the Sugar Bowl champion Sooners because of a head injury and a nagging shoulder injury, the latter of which bothered him for much of the late part of the season. Turf toe also bothered Colvin over the final few games.

Despite that, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection for a second straight year.

Perhaps Colvin’s greatest contribution to the Sooners his senior year, though, came in a game he didn’t even start. With his shoulder still hurting Nov. 23 at Kansas State, Cortez Johnson started in his place. Wildcats star Tyler Lockett dominated the Sooner secondary in the first half, catching six passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns before the break.

After halftime, coaches turned to Colvin, who, despite being in agonizing pain, limited Lockett to six catches and no touchdowns in the Sooners’ 41-31 victory. It was the first of three straight wins to end the season, capped by a Sugar Bowl upset of two-time defending national champion Alabama.

For his career, Colvin recorded 234 career tackles and five interceptions.

A former Owasso High standout, Colvin was a member of The Oklahoman’s All-State football team as a senior in 2009.

 

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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