100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma 2024: #83 Major Melson

Player Profile

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 191

Class: Redshirt Senior

Seasons at OU: 4

Hometown: Mansfield, Texas

Previous School: Legacy HS

The Path to Norman

Major Melson comes from a Sooner family. His father, Chris Melson, played for OU in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Chris Melson recently stepped down as the coach at Mansfield Legacy (TX), where he had coached Major. Major walked on with the Sooners before the 2020 season.

Career so Far

Melson took a redshirt season in 2020 and did not see game time his first three seasons on campus. However, he did earn a scholarship shortly after the 2022 season ended.

Then, in 2023, Melson took snaps in two games, Arkansas State and Tulsa.


Year: 2023

Games Played: 2

Stats via Soonersports.com


This Season

Melson has four years on campus now, with game experience less last season. However, the OU receiver room is a deep one in 2024. Melson will continue to provide depth in year five as the Sooners shift to the SEC.