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Former Oklahoma defensive back Aaron Colvin vows to return ‘bigger, stronger and faster’ after ACL tear at Senior Bowl practice

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Participating in the Senior Bowl can have its rewards, but it can also be risky. Former Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin learned that the hard way Tuesday when he tore his ACL during practice in Mobile, Ala. Colvin’s agent confirmed the injury.

Colvin had been considered a potential second or third round selection and according to Shutdown Corner’s Eric Edholm, he was generating some buzz and was off to a nice start in Mobile. Colvin was considered to be a potential second or third round draft pick, but with the injury his draft stock will plummet.

Despite the unfortunate setback, Colvin took to Twitter on Tuesday night and vowed to return “bigger, stronger, and faster.”

The 6-foot, 190-pound Colvin was a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back and a three-year starter for the Sooners. He earned first team All-Big 12 last season with 44 tackles, five tackles for loss, and one interception.

He'll likely drop to the third day of the draft after the injury.

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