OU football: Aaron Colvin's family supported him through tough stretch

by Jason Kersey Published: May 8, 2014

“Dad, I’m not gonna get drafted,” Aaron Colvin said through uncontrollable tears. “I did everything right. I did everything I was supposed to. Why?”

Bryant didn't know what to say. He told his son to stay positive, but what Aaron really needed in that moment was his momma.

“He confides and talks with her much more than he does me,” Bryant said. “He tells her all of his little hurts, his pains and his emotional stress. He doesn't talk to me in that way. With me, it’s always kind of a rah-rah thing.”

So Lisa bought a plane ticket and flew the next day to Mobile, Ala., a trip that was vital for both mother and son.

“He just needed that encouragement,” Lisa said. “We are pretty close as a family, so he was there by himself. I just needed to be there so we could draw from one another, and to build him up.”

Aaron estimates he’s spent only a week or two at home since beginning Draft preparations, and said it’ll be a relief to be there, surrounded by family, over a stressful few days while he waits for a team to give him his opportunity.

“Anytime I’m around my family it’s always special,” Colvin said. “This time I’ll get a chance to bring together my whole family from other states, people I haven’t seen in a while. It’ll be a fun atmosphere.

“I know I’ll probably be a little nervous but I kinda think I know what to expect. Whatever happens I’ll be ready for it.”


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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