Austin Collie

Austin Kirk Collie (born November 11, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Brigham Young University Cougars. Collie also played in the NFL for the New England Patriots and in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the BC Lions.

Austin Collie
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Collie with the Colts in 2010
No. 17, 10
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:November 11, 1985 (age 33)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:El Dorado Hills (CA) Oak Ridge
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,908
Receiving average:10.7
Receiving touchdowns:16
Player stats at

Early life

Collie was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to American parents Scott and Nicole Collie.[1][2] Scott Collie played football at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1979–1982 and played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and briefly in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers during the 1983 pre-season.[3] His older brother, Zac Collie, also played receiver for the BYU Cougars from 2003–2006. Austin served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was recruited by Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah, and UNLV before signing with BYU.

Collie starred as a wide receiver at Oak Ridge High School and garnered many awards. He was a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American as well as being voted Northern California's Most Valuable Player. During his senior season, he recorded 60 receptions for a total of 978 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2004, Collie became an Eagle Scout.[4]

In December 2009, Collie's hometown newspaper, The Sacramento Bee, named him Sacramento Area's Player of the Decade (2000–2009).[5]

College career

In 2004, Collie was named MWC Freshman of the Year. He was also named the MVP of the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl and all–MWC first–team receiver in 2008.

Collie set a series of records during his three–year career at BYU (2004, 2007–2008).[6]

Category Amount BYU All-time Rank
Career receptions 215 2nd (Dennis Pitta is 1st @ 221)[8]
Career receiving yards 3,255 1st
Career receiving touchdowns 30 1st

Additionally, Collie was also one of the highest rated wide receivers in College Football during his junior season in which he was selected to the college football All–American team.

Category Number NCAA Rank, 2008
Receiving yards per game 118.31 1st
Total yards receiving 1538 1st
Consecutive 100-yard receiving games 11 Tied for 1st with Michael Crabtree
Receiving yards per catch 14.51 3rd
Total receptions 106 3rd
Touchdowns receiving 15 4th
Total all–purpose yards (per game) 162.46 12th

On January 9, 2009, Collie announced in a press conference that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.[10] The Indianapolis Colts then drafted him in the fourth round.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
200 lb
(91 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.63 s 1.50 s 2.60 s 4.24 s 6.78 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
17 reps
All measurables were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[11][12]

Indianapolis Colts

Collie impressed Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell in the preseason and was placed third on the depth chart at the wide receiver position for the 2009 season, placing ahead of Pierre Garçon for the slot receiver position. However, Garçon soon jumped Collie on the depth chart shortly thereafter.[13] Collie finished his rookie season in the NFL among the top statistical leaders for all rookies at the wide receiver position.

Collie started his second year promising, making numerous touchdown catches and establishing himself as Peyton Manning's "go-to guy", after Dallas Clark got a season-ending injury.[14] However, on November 7, 2010, Collie was involved in a collision against the Philadelphia Eagles, in which he was hit on both sides of his head by Quintin Mikell and Kurt Coleman. Collie was taken off the field on a stretcher. According to a televised ESPN update, Collie was seen sitting up and moving after several minutes working with medics.[15] Collie suffered a concussion as a result of the collision.[16] Coleman was penalized for unnecessary roughness for the hit on Collie, but neither player was fined, as the NFL later ruled that the contact that caused the injury was incidental as a result of Mikell's initial hit. On December 19, 2010, Collie was hit in the head by Jaguar's linebacker Daryl Smith and was down for several minutes. It was his second concussion-related injury that year and ultimately ended his 2010 season.[17] Despite the fact that no fines have been assessed, the highly visible injuries to Collie have added to the debate about violent hits in football.[18][19] On December 22, 2010, Collie was placed on injured reserve, the seventeenth Colt to end his season early in 2010. Collie played in all 16 games, making 5 starts, during the 2011 regular season but managed to only catch one touchdown pass among his 54 receptions. During a 2012 preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Collie suffered his third concussion of his career. During the third game of the 2012 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Collie suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee, causing him to miss the rest of the 2012 season.[20]

On February 15, 2013, Collie was told he would not be re-signed by the Colts.[21][22]

San Francisco 49ers

On August 2, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers signed Collie to a 1−year contract.[23] He was released on August 31, 2013 during final roster cuts.

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots signed Collie as a free agent on October 3, 2013.[24][25] He was signed for a one-year, veteran-minimum contract, which is $715,000 but prorated to $546,765. Due to Collie's previous injuries, the contract includes an injury waiver, meaning the Patriots can release him if he is injured and only owe him a "split" (50%) of the contract.[26] He was released November 5, 2013 because of a knee injury, after only 3 catches for 34 yards.[27] He was re-signed by the Patriots on December 5, 2013 to add depth with rookie wideouts Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins dealing with nagging injuries.[28] He was released once more on December 27, 2013 only to be re-signed on January 2, 2014. The Patriots released Collie again after the NFL playoffs.

BC Lions

On January 29, 2015, it was announced that Collie had signed a contract with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.[29] In his only CFL season, Collie played in 16 games, catching 43 passes for 439 yards with 7 touchdowns. Collie also recorded a touchdown as a passer, throwing a 21 yard score to quarterback Jonathon Jennings on a trick play.[30]

On April 8, 2016, Collie announced his retirement from professional football.[31]

Career NFL statistics

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
Regular season
2013 New England Patriots 7 1 6 63 10.5 19 0
2012 Indianapolis Colts 1 0 1 6 6.0 6 0
2011 Indianapolis Colts 16 5 54 514 9.5 27 1
2010 Indianapolis Colts 9 6 58 649 11.2 73T 8 1 1
2009 Indianapolis Colts 16 5 60 676 11.3 39T 7 2 1 0.5 2 0
Total 49 17 179 1,908 10.7 73 16 2 1 0.5 2 0 1 1

See also


  1. ^ "Austin Collie Profile". NFL. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Scott Collie". BYU Cougars. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Why is concussion-prone Austin Collie still in NFL? He's like his dad - NFL -
  4. ^ "Before Football, Colts Wide Receiver Snagged Accolades in a Different Uniform". Scouting. February 3, 2010. Archived from the original on February 9, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Davidson, Joe (December 27, 2009). "All decade team: This Collie a master of many tricks". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "Austin Collie Profile". Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "ESPNDB: Austin Collie – College Career". August 15, 2009. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  8. ^ "ESPN: Dennis Pitta Stats". ESPN. January 2, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  9. ^ " Player Reports – Offense". Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  10. ^ BYU Collie Declares for Draft Archived January 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Austin Collie combine results". NFL. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "Austin Collie". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  13. ^ Depth Chart Update Archived February 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Colts place Dallas Clark on IR for wrist". October 22, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  15. ^ wire reports. "Colts wideout Collie carted off field with head injury". Retrieved November 7, 2010.
  16. ^ Leahy, Sean (November 7, 2010). "Colts' Austin Collie alert after concussion in scary hit vs. Eagles". USA Today. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  17. ^ Chappell, Mike (November 9, 2010). "With Collie recovering, Colts talk of crackdown on hits". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  18. ^ Wilson, Phillip (November 8, 2010). "Repercussions from hit on Colts' Austin Collie". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  19. ^ Bennett, Dashiell (November 8, 2010). "Why Austin Collie's Injury Will Force Another NFL Rule Change". Business Insider. Archived from the original on November 10, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  20. ^ "Austin Collie ruptured knee tendon".
  21. ^ "Report: Colts release Dwight Freeney, Austin Collie". February 15, 2013. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  22. ^ Alper, Josh (February 15, 2013). "Report: Colts won't re-sign Dwight Freeney, Austin Collie". Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  23. ^ Wesseling, Chris (August 2, 2013). "Austin Colie, San Francisco 49ers sign 1-year contract". Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  24. ^ Shane, Alec (October 3, 2013). "Patriots Sign Autin Collie". Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  25. ^ Yates, Field (October 3, 2013). "New England Patriots Sign Veteran Austin Collie". Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  26. ^ Wilson, Wilson (October 5, 2013). "Austin Collie's Minimum Patriots Deal Includes Injury Waiver". Archived from the original on October 7, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  27. ^ Yates, Field. "Source: Pats release Austin Collie". Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  28. ^ Patriots Re-Sign Austin Collie « CBS Boston
  29. ^ "LIONS SIGN NFL VETERAN RECEIVER AUSTIN COLLIE". January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  30. ^
  31. ^ "Austin Collie intends to retire, Lions announce". Retrieved April 7, 2016.

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2004 Mountain West Conference football season

The 2004 Mountain West Conference football season was the sixth since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the Mountain West Conference. It was the last season of the conference's original eight-team line up, as Texas Christian University (TCU) had agreed to join the conference for the 2005 season. The Utah won the conference championship in 2004, the Utes' third title since the league began in 1999. On the strength of their perfect 11–0 record in the regular season, Utah became the first team from a BCS non-AQ conference to be invited to a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl when they accepted an invitation to play Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl.

2007 BYU Cougars football team

The 2007 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. BYU clinched its second consecutive Mountain West Conference (MWC) championship title outright after defeating Utah on November 24. It was BYU's second consecutive, undefeated season in the MWC, its fourth MWC championship since the league began in 1999, and its 23rd conference title. At the beginning of the season the Cougars had won an MWC record 16 straight league games dating back to 2005 and were on a ten-game overall winning streak, the longest winning streak in the country at the time. The Cougars began the season with the second longest winning streak in the country at 11 wins until their loss to UCLA in the second regular season game. The Cougars ended this season ranked 14th in the nation, highest of all schools from non-AQ conferences. This finish was the highest back-to-back rankings in the AP Poll since the Cougars won the national championship in 1984.

The Cougars improved their bowl record for the second year in a row. They defeated UCLA 17-16 in 2007 and blew out the Oregon Ducks 38–8 in 2006 in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Cougars played their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium, named after its legendary coach, LaVell Edwards.

2007 Las Vegas Bowl

The 2007 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl was an NCAA-sanctioned Division I post-season college football bowl game between the UCLA Bruins and the Brigham Young University Cougars. The game was played on December 22, 2007, starting at 5 p.m. PST at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada, where the bowl has been played since 1992. It was televised on ESPN.

Starting in 2001, the Las Vegas Bowl featured a matchup of teams from the Mountain West Conference (MWC) and Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), with organizers having first choice of bowl-eligible teams from the MWC, and the fourth or fifth choice (alternating annually) of bowl-eligible teams from the Pac-10.

2007 Utah Utes football team

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2008 BYU Cougars football team

The 2008 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University in the 2008 college football season.

Prior to the 2008 season, BYU had won consecutive Mountain West Conference (MWC) championship titles without losing a conference game. It had also finished with an 11-2 overall record for consecutive seasons. The Cougars have won four MWC championships since the league began in 1999 (Co-Champions with CSU and Utah in 1999, and sole Champions in 2001, 2006 and 2007), and 23 conference titles overall. BYU ended last season ranked 14th in the nation in the major polls, one of its best finishes in the last two decades.

BYU was selected to win the MWC according to the conference's annual media poll.The Cougars made their fourth consecutive post-season appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, losing to the Arizona Wildcats Football 31-21. BYU beat the Oregon Ducks in 2006 and the UCLA Bruins in 2007. BYU lost to the California Golden Bears in the 2005 game.

BYU played its home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium, named after its former coach, LaVell Edwards.

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Being selected to the College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney with assistance from football pioneer Walter Camp. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the governing body of American intercollegiate sports, officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AFCA, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, and Walter Camp Foundation to determine consensus All-Americans (denoted bold). At least three of these five major selector organizations must select a player in order for him to be recognized as a "consensus" All-American by the NCAA.

2008 Mountain West Conference football season

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2009 Indianapolis Colts season

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BYU Cougars football statistical leaders

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Although BYU began competing in intercollegiate football in 1922, these lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1922, seasons have increased from 6 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Cougars have played in 13 bowl games since then, allowing many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

Similarly, the Cougars have played games at Hawaii 16 times since 1978. When a team plays at Hawaii, they are allowed to schedule another game beyond the usual limit.These lists are updated through the end of the 2018 season.

Dwight Freeney

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Jonathon Jennings

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Las Vegas Bowl

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List of BYU Cougars in the NFL draft

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List of NCAA major college football yearly receiving leaders

The list of college football yearly receiving leaders identifies the major college receiving leaders for each season from 1937 to the present. It includes yearly leaders in three statistical categories: (1) receptions, (2) receiving yardage; (3) yards per reception; and (4) receiving touchdowns.

Eleven players have led the NCAA in one or more of these categories in multiple seasons. They are: Reid Moseley of Georgia (1944-1945); Hugh Campbell of Washington State (1960-1961); Vern Burke of Oregon State (1962-1963); Howard Twilley of Tulsa (1964-1965); Ron Sellers of Florida State (1967-1968); Jerry Hendren of Idaho (1968-1969); Mike Siani of Villanova (1970-1971); Steve Largent of Tulsa (1974-1975); Jason Phillips of Houston (1987-1988); Alex Van Dyke of Nevada (1994-1995); and Brennan Marion of Tulsa (2007-2008).

Since 1937, the NCAA record for receiving yards in a single season has been set or broken nine times as follows: Jim Benton of Arkansas in 1937 (814 yards); Hank Stanton of Arizona in 1941 (820 yards); Ed Barker of Washington State 1951 (864 yards); Hugh Campbell of Washington State in 1960 (881 yards); Vern Burke of Oregon State in 1962 (1,007 yards); Fred Biletnikoff of Florida State in 1964 (1,179 yards); Howard Twilley of Tulsa in 1965 (1,779 yards); Alex Van Dyke of Nevada in 1995 (1,854 yards); and Trevor Insley of Nevada in 1999 (2,060 yards).

During that same time, the record for receptions in a single season has been set or broken 13 times as follows: Jim Benton of Arkansas in 1937 (48); Hank Stanton of Arizona in 1941 (50); Barney Poole of Ole Miss in 1947 (52); Ed Brown of Fordham in 1952 (57); Dave Hibbert of Arizona in 1958 (61); Hugh Campbell of Washington State in 1962 (69); Larry Elkins of Baylor in 1963 (70); Howard Twilley of Tulsa in 1964 (95) and 1965 (134); Manny Hazard of Houston in 1989 (142); Freddie Barnes of Bowling Green in 2009 (155); and Zay Jones of East Carolina in 2016 (158).

Oak Ridge High School (El Dorado Hills, California)

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