Keary Colbert

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Keary Colbert
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Keary Colbert during his brief tenure with the Seahawks.
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-21) May 21, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth: Oxnard, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 62
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
  • USC (2010)
    Assistant tight ends
  • Georgia State (2013)
    Assistant wide receivers
  • Alabama (2014–2015)
    Offensive analyst
  • USC (2016–present)
    Offensive analyst
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Second-team All-Pac-10 (2002-2003)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 130
Receiving Yards: 1,629
Receiving TDs: 8
Player stats at NFL.com

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 also played for the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Florida Tuskers, Sacramento Mountain Lions, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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 caught at least one pass in his final 36 games, and left USC as the school's all-time leader in pass receptions, passing Kareem Kelly with 207. 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.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

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, with 47 catches for 754 yards and 5 touchdowns. On Oct 10, Colbert recorded 4 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos, setting a franchise rookie record with 28.7 yards/reception.[1]

With high expectations for Colbert in the 2005 season, he struggled catching 25 passes for 282 yards and just 2 touchdowns. In 2006, Colbert was often inactive late in the season, and following a mediocre 2007 campaign, was placed on injured reserve.

Denver Broncos[edit]

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.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

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.

Detroit Lions[edit]

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.[2] On September 5, 2009 he was cut from the team.[3]

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

On June 12, 2011, Colbert signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On August 10, 2011, Colbert signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was waived on November 23.

Coaching career[edit]

First stint at USC[edit]

In 2010, Colbert was hired as the assistant tight ends coach at USC, a position he held for only one season.[4]

Georgia State[edit]

In 2013, Colbert was the assistant wide receivers coach at Georgia State.[5]

Alabama[edit]

Colbert served as the offensive analyst at Alabama during their 2014 and 2015 seasons.[6]

Second stint at USC[edit]

In 2016, Colbert returned to the USC coaching staff as an offensive analyst.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As of 2017, this remains the Panther's record for rookies with a minimum of 4 receptions in a game.
  2. ^ http://www.detroitlions.com/section_display.cfm?level=3&section_id=23&top=1
  3. ^ http://www.seattlepi.com/scorecard/nflnews.asp?articleID=173602
  4. ^ "USC 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). CSTV.com. 
  5. ^ "Keary Colbert Bio". GeorgiaStateSports.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Former Trojans WR Colbert joins USC staff from Alabama". SI.com. 

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