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Marques Colston

Colston during training camp in 2009.
NameMarques Colston
CaptionColston during training camp in 2009.
CurrentteamNew Orleans Saints
Currentnumber12
CurrentpositionWide receiver
Birth DateJune 5, 1983(age 33)
Birth PlaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
Heightft6
Heightin4
Weight225
Debutyear2006
DebutteamNew Orleans Saints
Highlights * NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (October 2006) * Super Bowl champion (XLIV) * NFL record for most receptions in a player's first two seasons (168)
CollegeHofstra
Draftyear2006
Draftround7
Draftpick252
Pastteams * New Orleans Saints (2006-Present)
Statweek2
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Receptions
Statvalue1375
Statlabel2Receiving Yards
Statvalue25,178
Statlabel3Receiving TDs
Statvalue340
NflCOL777594

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Marques Colston ( ; born June 5, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft as a supplemental compensatory pick. Following the trade of receiver Donté Stallworth, Colston was inserted into the starting lineup for week 1 of the season, becoming one of the few seventh round picks ever to start week 1 for their team. He played college football at Hofstra University. He is nicknamed The Quiet Storm due to his reserved demeanor and exceptional talent. Colston most recently has been rated #53 on the list of Top 100 NFL players of 2011.

Colston is one of the part-owners of his hometown Harrisburg Stampede of the Southern Indoor Football League.


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