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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Southern Columbia LB/DE Colden Bloom

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| May 13, 2023

Colden Bloom
Linebacker and Defensive End
Southern Columbia
Class Of 2024
positions you play
Jersey #31
HT/WT 6ft 215Lbs
93 tackles
“Defensive linemen of the year” from Press Enterprise and my high school
Twitter @Bloomcolden

When you talk about the Tigers it’s usually about a Garcia or someone leading the offense to a pile of points. Last years Tiger team wasn’t that team for a while. They relied on defense and Colden Bloom was one of the leaders. He bounced around due to injuries and learned a lot. He was one of the team leaders with 93 tackles. This year he’s bigger, stronger and more knowledgeable.

Coach Jim Roth says Colden is “An Outstanding defensive end, finished with 93 tackles last season. Has gained significant size and strength since last season”.


Why do you play football?

Every time I put my helmet on all I’m worried about is the play in front of me. Everything else turns off.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

Brian Dawkins, every time he stepped on the field he was untouchable.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

On 3rd down against Trinity Isaac Carter and I got a TFL which set the tone for the rest of the game. Looking at the crowd after that gave me chills.

What was last years season like for you?

A lot of ups and downs and learning new positions. It definitely made me develop into a more experienced player.

What are your goals for this coming season?

1st team all state, 16-0 and another ring.

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

Mount Carmels OL bullied me my Sophomore year.

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?


What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?


What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

2013 Iron Bowl. The kick six is the greatest play in all of sports

What would you do to improve the recruiting process?

I wish the transfer portal and NIL wasn’t as big as it is.

Describe what the perfect teammate is

Obsessed with the game and makes other teammates just as obsessed.

Tell everyone why you think football is good for a community

It brings 40-60 kids of all different backgrounds and turns them into a family.

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

I’d like to throw a pass just once. There’s no way it can be that hard.

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

My mom is the strongest person I know, she makes up everyday at 4:15 and is productive till 8:30 when she goes to bed.

What is your favorite practice drill? What is your least favorite practice drill?

1 on 1 tackling drills are the best for real games.

Preseason Two a Days are: 


When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

I play a lot of madden and hike

What is your favorite football memory to date?

Winning my first state championship

What is your favorite play to run?

Anything on 3rd and long because I know that pass is coming

is a hot dog a sandwich?


Music of choice:

Game day is always hardstyle and metal but outside of sports I like country

Best Pizza topping? 


Which one? Sheetz or Wawa

Sheetz but Rutters is the best

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Bethany beach Delaware

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