Austin Collie came to BYU as northern California's MVP from Oak Ridge High School. He played in 37 games while shattering school, conference and national records. He compiled a total of 3,255 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns, holding the BYU record in both categories. As the national freshman statistical leader in receptions per game, Collie also broke the BYU freshman record for touchdown receptions and receiving yards. As a senior, Collie led the nation in receiving yards per game and tied the NCAA single-season record with 11 consecutive 100-yard receiving games. He was named to severall All-American teams in addition to receiving national and conference recognition. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.
Selected as a fourth round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2009. He played five NFL seasons, including four with the Colts and one with New England. He totaled 179 receptions for 1,908 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also played one year with the BC Lions in the CFL.
Father played football at BYU from 1979-1982 and in the CFL (Hamilton Tigercats) ... brother Zac played receiver for the Cougars ... parents are Scott and Nicole Collie ... father, Scott, was a receiver for the Cougars from 1979-82 ... an Eagle Scout ... served a church mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... married to Brooke Pendleton ... son Nash ... recruited by Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah, and UNLV.
Player Chat: August 13, 2008
AUSTIN COLLIE IN THE PROS
Provo Daily Herald
Earned a 4.0 grade-point average ... a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American ... named the Sacramento Bee's Most Valuable Player ... voted Northern California's Most Valuable Player ... an all-metro selection ... a fist-team all-section and all-state selection ... a top-5 nominee for the 2003 California Mr. Football award ... recorded 60 receptions for 978 yards as a senior ... credited with 24 touchdowns, including 18 touchdown receptions in his final season at Oak Ridge HS ... totaled 56 receptions for 857 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior ... posted 1,654 all-purpose yards (973 yards receiving, 368 yards rushing and 313 return yards) as a senior ... credited with 196 points ... defensively totaled 53 tackles, including 26 solo takedowns ... credited with two interceptions ... ranked fifth among receivers in the West by PrepStar magazine.
2008 GAME BY GAME OPPONENT Rec Yds TD Long Avg/R NO. IOWA 7 80 0 30 11.4 WASHINGTON 5 74 1 38 14.8 UCLA 10 110 2 37 11.0 WYOMING 8 122 2 62 15.3 UTAH STATE 8 132 2 76 16.5 NEW MEXICO 9 155 1 58 17.2 TCU 6 116 0 49 19.3 UNLV 7 113 0 30 16.7 CSU 9 156 3 58 17.3 SDSU 9 127 2 61 14.1 AIR FORCE 7 130 2 45 18.6 UTAH 10 104 0 19 10.4 ARIZONA 11 119 0 36 10.8 Yr Gms Rec Yds TD Long Avg./R Avg./G 2004 11 53 771 8 82 14.5 70.1 2007 13 56 946 7 66 16.9 72.8 2008 13 106 1538 15 76 14.5 118.2 TOTAL 37 215 3255 30 82 15.3 87.2 CAREER BESTS Rec: 11 (vs. Arizona, Dec. 20, 2008) Las Vegas Bowl Yds: 156 (at CSU; Nov. 1, 2008) TD: 3 (at CSU; Nov. 1, 2008) LNG: 82 (vs. San Diego State; Nov. 6, 2004) BYU SEASON & CAREER RECORDS Receiving yards in a season: 1,538 (2008) Career receiving yards: 3,255 Career receiving touchdowns: 30 Career receptions: 215 Receiving touchdowns in a season: 15-tied (2008) Receptions in a season: 106 (2008) MWC SEASON & CAREER RECORDS Receiving touchdowns in a season: 15 (2008) Career receiving touchdowns: 30 Receiving yards in a season (MWC games only): 1,023 (2008) Most 100-yard receiving games in a season: 11 (2008) Most career 100-yard receiving games: 17 Consecutive 100-yard receiving games: 11 Receiving yards for a junior: 1,538 (2008) All-purpose yards as a junior: 2,112 (2008) Receiving touchdowns in a season (MWC games only): 10-tied (2008)
Austin Collie came to BYU as the Northern California MVP from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills. In three seasons as a Cougar (2004, 2007 and 2008), Collie played in 37 games while shattering school, conference and national records.
Collie began his BYU career in 2004 by being the freshman national statistical leader in receptions per game (4.8). He also broke the BYU freshman record for touchdown receptions (8) and receiving yards (771). He was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-America Second Team and the Mountain West Freshman of the Year.
Following a two-year mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Collie returned to BYU in 2007 to earn second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. He led the Cougars with 56 receptions for 946 yards, averaging nearly 73 yards per game. He also broke Pete Van Valkenburg’s 35-year-old BYU record with 366 all-purpose yards against Tulsa and was named the MVP of the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl as he led BYU to a 17-16 win over UCLA.
As a junior in 2008, Collie had arguably the best season of any receiver in BYU football history. He set BYU single-season records for receptions (106), receiving yards (1,538), receiving touchdowns (15) and all-purpose yards (2,112). Collie also led the nation in receiving yards (1,538) and yards per game (118.3) and tied the NCAA single-season record with 11 consecutive 100-yard receiving games.
For his efforts, Collie was named to the 2008 CBSSports.com All-America First Team and received All-American Second Team honors from the Associated Press, Rivals.com, SI.com and Sporting News. He was also a finalist for the 2008 Biletnikoff Award.
In just three seasons at BYU, Collie compiled a total of 3,255 receiving yards, 30 touchdowns and 17 career 100-yard receiving games—all new BYU records.
Following the conclusion of his junior season, Collie opted to leave BYU early and enter the 2009 NFL Draft, where the Indianapolis Colts took him in the fourth round.
Collie totaled 179 receptions, 1,908 yards and 16 touchdowns in a 49-game NFL career from 2009-13 that was cut short due to injury. As an NFL rookie in 2009, he played in all 16 games totaling 60 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns, including seven receptions for 123 yards in the AFC Championship game and 66 yards on six receptions in Super Bowl XLIV.
Named a Second Team All-American by The Sporting News ... named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year ... named Honorable Mention All-MWC ... holds the BYU freshman record for touchdown receptions (eight) and receiving yards (771) ... the national freshman statistical leader (4.8 receptions per game) ... led BYU in receptions (53) and touchdowns (eight) ... second on team with 771 receiving yards ... caught three passes for 54 yards including a 42-yard touchdown grab in his collegiate debut against Notre Dame ... led the Cougars with eight catches for 49 yards against Stanford ... caught four passes for 36 yards against top-ranked USC ... caught five passes for 94 yards including a 57-yard touchdown reception in game against No. 21 Boise State ... had a 40-yard touchdown reception against Colorado State ... posted a career high with 10 receptions for 70 yards against UNLV ... had three catches for 74 yards including a 40-yard touchdown reception from running back Curtis Brown against Wyoming ... collected six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in victory over Air Force ... had three catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns against San Diego State including a career-best 82-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter ... led the Cougars with four receptions for 83 yards against New Mexico ... pulled in three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against No. 5 Utah.
Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... earned second team All-Mountain West conference honors as a sophomore and earned honorable mention All-MWC honors as a kick returner ... led the roster with 56 receptions for 946 yards, averaging nearly 73 yards per game ... totaled a season-high 126 yards receiving in the Cougars' 17-10 win over Utah, including a 49-yard reception that set up the go-ahead touchdown ... credited with six games of over 100 yards receiving ... produced four straight 100-yard receiving games, including 111 yards against CSU, 109 yards against TCU, 102 yards against Wyoming, 126 yards against Utah and 107 yards against UCLA in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl ... was named the 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl MVP ... led the Mountain West Conference with seven touchdown receptions on the season ... named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week after racking up a record 366 all-purpose yards against Tulsa, including 237 return yards against the Golden Hurricane ... broke Pete Van Valkenburg's 35-year-old record with 366 all-purpose yards against Tulsa ... set the MWC single-game record for all-purpose yards (against Tulsa) ... averaged 25.8 yards per kick return.
A 2008 All-American, being named to the CBS Sports.com First Team, Associated Press Second Team, Sporting News Second Team, SportsIllustrated.com Second Team and Rivals.com Second Team ... named to the All-MWC First Team ... named a Biletnikoff Award finalist ... Academic All-MWC ... led the nation in receiving yards per game with 118.31 and total yards receiving with 1,538 ... was third in the nation in receptions per game at 8.15 and total catches with 106 fourth in the nation in touchdown catches with 15 recorded his first touchdown reception of the season in BYU's 28-27 win over Washington ... scored two touchdowns in each of three games against UCLA, Wyoming and Utah State .... totaled a new career-high 155 receiving yards against New Mexico, receiving MWC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... tied NCAA single-season record with 11 consecutive 100 yard receiving games against UCLA, Wyoming, Utah State, New Mexico, TCU, UNLV, CSU, SDSU, Air Force, Utah and Arizona ... 11 consecutive games also set a MWC and BYU record ... returned the opening kickoff against UNLV for a career-long 75 yards ... caught all three touchdown receptions in the first half against CSU ... Steve Young Offensive MVP Award.