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 33)
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:
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

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 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.

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, 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.

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

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]


During the 2010 season Colbert was the assistant tight ends coach at his alma mater USC.


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