2022 Mountain West Football Top 50: #48, Fresno State CB Cam Lockridge
The former Hawaii cornerback returned to familiar stomping grounds this off-season and lands on our list of the Mountain West’s top players.
New team, same talent.
One of the narratives that dominated the early part of the off-season was the turmoil within the Hawaii football program, which eventually led to the departure of a good number of talented Warriors across the west. In the case of cornerback Cam Lockridge, the next player on our preseason countdown of the conference’s top players, the move was to join another Mountain West team.
It could prove to be one of the year’s biggest transfer pickups if Lockridge can play at Fresno State like he did for Hawaii. After spending 2019 at Reedley College, located some thirty miles southeast of Bulldog Stadium, he started seven of Hawaii’s nine contests in 2020 and picked up 39 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and an interception.
Though he missed time in 2021, there’s little doubt Lockridge was even better when he did see the field. With 34 tackles, three tackles for loss, six passes defended, and three interceptions, he posted an overall PFF grade of 74.8 that ranks fourth among returning Mountain West players at the position.
Heading into 2022, he joins a talented defensive backfield flush with talent like youngers Cale Sanders Jr. and all-conference veterans like Evan Williams. If it turns out Lockridge is the best of the bunch come winter, though, don’t be shocked.
CB Cameron Lockridge HI–>Fresno for '22. Not many CB would take on a OG in the run game and hold his ground to make the TFL. That toughness also shows up in his open-field tackling and downfield coverage acumen. Good COD. Fun watch. #SnapScout22 pic.twitter.com/Mzf2jXrABO
— Chad Reuter (@chad_reuter) June 10, 2022
Cam Lockridge with the pick 6!!! It's the fifth defensive touchdown of the year, tying a UH single-season record! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/dPkxLmwVOu
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) November 21, 2021