Overview
Austin Kirk Collie is a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, who selected him with the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Collie attended BYU and was a 2008 finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the best receiver in the nation. After his junior season, Collie chose to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Collie is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 206 pounds.
Prep Career
After finishing his high school career at El Dorado Hills High School in Oak Ridge, CA, Collie was listed as the No. 69-ranked wide receiver in the class of 2004 by rivals.com. Collie signed with BYU, where both his father and brother had played collegiately, after also making official visits to Stanford, UNLV and Arizona State.
College Career
Collie was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2004, leading BYU in receptions (53) and touchdowns (8), while finishing second on the team with 771 receiving yards. After the season, Collie spent the next two years on a Mormon church mission in Buenos Aires. After returning to BYU in 2007, Collie played two more seasons with the Cougars. He finished his career with 215 receptions for 3,255 yards and 30 touchdowns, all of which are school records. As a senior, Collie was named a second team All-America selection by the Associated Press. He was one of 10 finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, losing out to Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech.
NFL Career
Collie was selected in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Before the 2009 season, Collie signed a four-year contract with Indianapolis.

Collie earned the Colts No. 3 wide receiver position in training camp, and received an increased role when Anthony Gonzalez got hurt. In Week 14, Collie became just the 8th player in Colts history to record at least 50 receptions as a rookie. He finished his rookie season with 60 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns. In the 2009 AFC Championship Game, Collie had seven receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown to help the Colts reach the Super Bowl. In the Super Bowl, Collie had six receptions for 66 yards, but the Colts lost to the Saints.
Personal
Collie comes from a football-playing family. His father, Scott, played at BYU from 1979-1982 and had a professional stint with the Hamilton Tigercats of the CFL. His older brother, Zac, played wide receiver at BYU and was on the Philadelphia Eagles roster during the 2007 preseason.
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