100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #35 C.J. Coldon

Player Profile

Position: Cornerback

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 179

Class: Redshirt Senior

Seasons at OU: 0

Hometown: Belleville, IL

The Path to Norman

C.J. Coldon originally joined the Wyoming Cowboys recruiting class of 2017. An Illinois product, Coldon played for Wyoming through the 2021 season. Following the season, he transferred to the Sooners to join the new coaching staff.

Career so Far

Coldon took a redshirt season in his first year at Wyoming. The next two seasons saw him earn playing time, but in a limited role due to injuries.

2020 was a step up for the corner. Coldon started in every game and led the team in interceptions. In 2021, Coldon reached new heights again; he was a second-team All-Mountain West honoree, played more snaps than anyone else on the team, and led the team in PBU.


Years: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | Career

Games Played: 13 | 6 | 3 | 3 | 25

Tackles: 67 | 26 | 14 | 8 | 115

PBU: 10 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 12

FR: 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 2

Interceptions: 0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 2

Stats via Soonersports.com

This Season

Despite this being Coldon’s sixth year in college football, he has two seasons of eligiblity to go thanks to a redshirt, a medical redshirt, and a COVID year. His experience will be a big asset for the Sooners. The secondary room is fairly crowded this year, with plenty of guys looking likely to earn significant minutes. With Coldon arriving to Norman a little late and the group competing for spots, he seems unlikely to start this year. However, sources have said to expect him to play in 2022. Coldon has two years to play and will certainly have his chances to leave an impression during his time in Norman.