The Path to Norman
Oklahoma was Kori Roberson’s first offer from a Power Five program; he responded by being one of the earliest commitments in the Sooners’ 2019 class. Following a Junior Day visit in February 2018, he decided to pledge to OU and never looked back, despite offers from Georgia, LSU, and Alabama.
Unfortunately, Roberson suffered a torn ACL his senior year and underwent season-ending surgery.
Career so Far
Early word on Roberson indicated how well he was moving and that he could be a big impact player; when his first season came, he played early. Appearing in the first two games of the year, along with Texas Tech and Kansas, Kori was one of several players to hit their four game limit while still using a redshirt season. With several veterans up front to take snaps, this was a perfect situation; Roberson gained experience and got to keep a year of eligibility.
2020 saw Roberson take on more responsibility. He played in 10 games for the Sooners, providing depth on an excellent defensive line.
Position: Defensive Lineman
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
At 298 pounds, 25 pounds bigger than last season, Roberson is the biggest defensive player on the roster. Despite arriving in Norman as a defensive end, the Texas native has shifted to the interior line. With a lot of returning talent, Roberson will have to fight for playing time this year. However, he seems primed to be a difference maker in 2022 and beyond; this season can lay the foundation for a big career in Norman.