Cameron Colvin

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Cameron Colvin
Born March 5, 1986 (1986-03-05) (age 30)
Pittsburg, CA
Nationality American
Education University of Oregon
Occupation CEO, Cam Colvin
CEO, Rise Above Agency
Parent(s) John and Veronica Colvin

Cameron Colvin (born March 5, 1986) is a former American football player, having played for the De La Salle Spartans, Oregon Ducks, and San Francisco 49ers. He was recently portrayed by Ser'Darius William Blain in the 2014 film When the Game Stands Tall, about his high school football team, the De La Salle Spartans.[1]

Early years[edit]

Colvin played high school football at De La Salle High School in Concord, California. During his career he achieved numerous awards and honors, his highest being ranked as the #2 wide receiver in the nation and being a US Army All-American selection. In the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Cameron caught two touchdowns. His senior class at De La Salle held "The Streak," a 151 game-winning streak that is the longest in American football history.

He is the son of John and Veronica Colvin and has an older sister. Cameron lost both of his parents before he turned 16. His childhood friend, Terrance Kelly, was shot and murdered the day before they were to leave for the University of Oregon.

College career[edit]

As a high school senior, Colvin announced his decision to attend the University of Oregon live on ESPN.[2] He saw time as a true freshman for the Ducks, making 2 TD catches against the Washington Huskies. Colvin suffered an assortment of injuries the first three years of his career. With the arrival of new offensive coordinator Chip Kelly during his senior year, Colvin became one of quarterback Dennis Dixon's favorite targets and leading receivers in the nation during the early 2007 season. On October 13, 2007 in a game against Washington State University, he broke his ankle and missed the remainder of the season. He finished his college career with 74 receptions for 892 yards and seven touchdowns. Cameron was a Political Science student in the University's College of Arts and Sciences and was also active on campus, becoming a member of the Gamma Pi chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

Colvin was signed as an undrafted free agent to the San Francisco 49ers on April 27, 2008. Colvin was released by the 49ers. He missed a few OTA's and some training camp due to school obligations, affecting his performance.[3] He played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011.[4]

Life after football[edit]

In 2009 he became the CEO of his own corporation, CamColvin Inc.


  1. ^ IMDB Retrieved Aug. 21.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  3. ^ "Oregon's Colvin pursues NFL dream despite tragedies - NFL - ESPN". 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Cameron Colvin". Retrieved April 1, 2016. 

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