Colbert Taking Another Shot


Here is a message passed down from the football office:

USC tight ends assistant Keary Colbert, the one-time Trojan career receptions record holder, is stepping down to pursue a return to a playing career in the NFL.

DSC_0306.JPGThe 28-year-old Colbert spent 5 years (2004-08) as a wide receiver in the NFL, the first 4 with the Carolina Panthers (where he started 35 games and caught 112 passes with 7 TDs).  He set Carolina rookie season records for receptions (47), receiving yards (754) and receiving touchdowns (5) in 2004.  He was with the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions in 2009, then played with the UFL's Florida Tuskers in 2009.

"After spending a year working with the tight ends at USC as a graduate assistant, it ignited my passion and fire to compete at the highest level," said Colbert.  "I've been training and getting myself physically prepared to make a comeback in the NFL.  I plan to be a great veteran addition to any team's wide receiver corps."

Colbert was a 4-year (2000-03) starter at USC, setting the since-broken Trojan all-time receptions record (207) while gaining 2,964 receiving yards and catching 19 touchdown passes.  He captained USC's 2003 national championship team.


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