Colorado edge defender Chance Main will return to Boulder for his seventh and final season of college ball.

Main entered the transfer portal in late March after being granted a medical hardship waiver to play an extra year. Before Colorado, he’d spent time at Independence Community College and then Incarnate Word. After spending more than a month in the portal, he effectively committed to Deion Sanders and the new coaching staff.

It’s a much different CU team than the one Main played on last season. But the Buffs need defensive linemen who can come in and contribute. Main should get a shot to earn a role on the edge in his final season.

The 6-foot-4 Kansas native made appearances in all 12 games last season. He was credited with 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup. His 13 quarterback pressures (tracked by PFF) ranked third on the defense.

Main hadn’t been with the program since the season ended, with most assuming his college career was done after six seasons. The medical waiver came late in the process, and then CU’s new staff set out to recruit him.

According to BuffStampede’s Adam Munsterteiger, Main has bulked up from his listed weight of 250 pounds last season to 270 pounds.

“This is a huge season,” he told Munsterteiger. “My mentality and my attitude coming into it is going to reflect that. I am also excited to be with the caliber of coaches that I will have.”