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Austin Collie was a stand-out player in the Brigham Young University football program and is now (2010) a wide receiver for the Indinapolis Colts. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon or LDS Church).

Collie was born on November 11, 1985, in Hamilton Ontario Canada. His family later moved to California. [1] He was drafted in round 4 of 2009, and as a rookie player, not only starts but excels on the field. In the league, the average yardage for a receiver is 364.6, but by January 2010, Collie's was 676 yards. [2] He was nominated, also, for rookie of the week. [3] By the end of December, 2009, Collie's 59 receptions ranked fourth among rookies in franchise history. Collie has proven to be a valuable member of the Colts lineup and is considered by some to be one of the best bargain picks of the 2009 NFL draft.

Collie's father, Scott Collie, played football at BYU from 1979-1982 and in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His brother, Zac Collie, also played receiver for the 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. [4]
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.

Collie was named the Freshman of the Year by the Mountain West Conference while he was playing at BYU. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Las Vegas Bowl in 2007. He broke many records at BYU. [5]

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