Former Bison star Cordell Volson reflects on small town roots while pursuing NFL dream

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Former NDSU Bison standout Cordell Volson is talking about his small town roots as he embarks on his NFL career. 

"You know you got to look at what got you to where you are. I always think of treat people right and they will have your back on the way back down type of thing. Because you are not going to be at the top of that mountain forever. It's just being a true genuine person and taking care of those people that take care of you," said Volson.

Volson, from Balfour, North Dakota, recently signed a 4-year $4.3 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals drafted the three-time FCS All-American in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Volson comes from a football family with his older brother Tanner having a brief stint in the NFL after also playing at NDSU. Two younger brothers also play 6-man football at Drake-Anamoose. 

Volson was in Fargo to participate in AO1 Foundation softball game organized by former Bison quarterback Carson Wentz. Volson says being drafted by an NFL team is a "dream come true" but also says "the work just started".  

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022