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'I would have told you you're crazy'; former Bison Cordell Volson on playing for a chance at Super Bowl

The former North Dakota State All-American offensive lineman has started all 19 games for Cincinnati this season.

Former North Dakota State senior offensive tackle Cordell Volson.
North Dakota State senior offensive tackle Cordell Volson. David Samson / The Forum
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FARGO - It's hard to imagine how crazy the last 365 days have been for Cordell Volson.

The former North Dakota State All-American offensive lineman left Frisco, Texas in January of 2022 after winning a fourth national championship to pursue his NFL dreams.

Volson began training for the East-West Shrine Game in Minneapolis and had a great week in Las Vegas, which turned into an invite to the NFL Combine. Volson had a great week in Indianapolis and a solid Pro Day in Fargo.

He ended up being selected in the fourth round by the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals, who were looking to upgrade their offensive line to protect all-world quarterback, Joe Burrow.

Volson came in to training camp and wowed the coaches and found himself in the starting lineup for the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He hasn't left the lineup since.


He was the only regular starter on the offensive line in the Bengals 27-10 win over the Buffalo Bills that sent them to the AFC Championship Game to match up with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Volson visited with WDAY's Dom Izzo about the last year and about getting a chance to play in the NFL's final four.

You can listen to past podcasts here or at Google Play or Apple ITunes.

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Cincinnati Bengals left guard Cordell Volson heads to the sidelines during a game earlier this season. Special to Dom Izzo, WDAY Sports.

Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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