Keary Colbert during his brief tenure with the Seahawks.
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|Date of birth:||May 21, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Oxnard, California|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 62|
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Patrick Keary Jerel Colbert (born May 21, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.
Colbert attended Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California, and was a letterman in football and track. He also lettered in basketball as a sophomore. Colbert also attended Sunkist Elementary and E.O. Green Junior High School. He played football as a youth for the Port Hueneme Rhinos.
He attended University of Southern California, where he was a star wide receiver. In his final year at USC, Colbert made an unbelievable catch while he was interfered by two defenders in the Rose Bowl against University of Michigan, broke away and walked into the end zone for a touchdown. Colbert's 149 yards in the Rose Bowl were a career high. Colbert left USC as the school's all-time leader in pass receptions, passing Kareem Kelly with 207.
He has caught at least one pass in his final 36 games. He earned All-Pac-10 second-team honors his senior year and finished second on the team with 69 receptions for 1,013 yards and nine touchdowns.
Colbert was the Carolina Panthers' second round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. With the Panthers, he stepped into the 2nd receiver spot when Steve Smith was injured. He filled in nicely, catching 47 catches for 754 yards and 5 touchdowns. With high expectations for Colbert in the 2005 season, he struggled catching 25 passes for 282 yards and just 2 touchdowns.
In 2006, however, Colbert was inactive most of the second half of the season. In 2007, Colbert had a mediocre season, and was placed on Injured Reserve at the end of the season.
On March 1, 2008 he signed with the Denver Broncos to a three-year, $7.2 million contract, including a $2.5 million signing bonus.
On September 16, 2008, Colbert was acquired from the Denver Broncos by the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Colbert was released by the Seahawks on November 11.
Colbert was signed by the Detroit Lions on December 1, 2008 after wide receiver Mike Furrey was placed on injured reserve. On May 7, 2009 he was resigned to the Lions for the 2009 season. On September 5, 2009 he was cut from the team.
Sacramento Mountain Lions
Kansas City Chiefs
During the 2010 season Colbert was the assistant tight ends coach at his alma mater USC.
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