CAREER TRANSACTIONS Austin Collie
was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Dec. 5, 2013 … Originally drafted by Indianapolis in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft … Signed by San Francisco as an unrestricted free agent from Indianapolis (3/12/13) … Released by San Francisco (8/31/13) ... Signed by New England (10/3/13) ... Released by New England (11/5/13). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASONAL REVIEWS 2013 (7/1, 2/0)
- Has appeared in 42 games with 16 starts, compiling 173 receptions for 1,845 yards and 16 touchdowns.
- Was named to the PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News NFL All-Rookie teams in 2009 after catching 60 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns.
2012 (1/0, 0/0 – Indianapolis)
- Was inactive at Cincinnati (10/6).
- Played in his first game with the Patriots and finished with two receptions for 24 yards. Both of Collie’s catches came in the final minute of the game on the Patriots’ game-winning drive, snaring a 15-yard reception to bring the Patriots to the Saints’ 32-yard line and a 9-yard reception on fourth-and-4 to set the Patriots up on the 17-yard line and set the stage for the game-winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins following a clock-stopping spike.
- Started his first game as a Patriot vs. Miami (10/27) but did not record any statistics.
- Returned to the team vs. Cleveland (12/8) and caught one pass for four yards.
- Had his most productive game as a Patriot with four receptions for 57 yards in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/19).
2011 (16/5 – Indianapolis)
- Appeared in one game and caught one pass for 6 yards vs. Jacksonville (9/23).
- Suffered a knee injury during the Jacksonville game and missed the rest of the season.
2010 (9/6, 0/0 – Indianapolis)
- Played in all 16 games with five starts and caught 54 passes for 514 yards and one touchdown.
- Totaled two receptions for 50 yards, including a season-long 27-yarder vs. Kansas City (10/9).
- Compiled his second-highest receiving total of the season with seven catches for 70 yards at New England (12/4).
- Led the team with nine receptions for 96 yards at Jacksonville (1/1).
2009 (16/5, 3/1 – Indianapolis)
- Played in nine games with six starts before being placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 22. Was inactive for five games.
- Totaled 58 receptions for 649 yards and eight touchdowns in just nine games on the season.
- Caught 11 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown at Houston (9/12), including a career-long 73-yard touchdown reception.
- Set career highs with 12 receptions and 171 receiving yards and two touchdowns at Denver (9/26).
- Recorded five receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown at Jacksonville (10/3). Became the third player in team history with touchdown receptions in his first four games of the season, joining TE Jim Mutscheller (1957) and WR Marvin Harrison (1999).
- Played in 16 games with five starts as a rookie and compiled 60 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns. Also added two carries for 1 yard and one kickoff return for 8 yards.
- Led all rookies in receiving touchdowns and tied for most receptions.
- Recorded six receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown vs. Seattle (10/4). His score with three seconds left in the first half was the first of his career.
- Started one of three games in the postseason and compiled 17 receptions for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
- Posted seven receptions for 123 yards in the AFC Championship vs. N.Y. Jets (1/24). Set a club rookie playoff record with 123 yards receiving.
- Tallied six receptions for 66 yards against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV (2/7).
- Was a three-year letterman at BYU, appearing in 37 games with 27 starts. Finished his career with 215 receptions for 3,255 yards and 30 touchdowns.
- Had 17 100-plus-yards receiving games and set school career marks in receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and 100-yard receiving games.
- Compiled 1,538 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 106 catches as a junior and was named first-team All-America choice by The Associated Press and CBS Sports.
- Tied an NCAA record with 11 consecutive 100-plus yard games while his streak set conference and school records.
- Served on a church mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005 and 2006
- Majored in communications.
- Attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and earned PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America honors.
- Was named Most Valuable Player by the Sacramento Bee and was voted Northern California’s Most Valuable Player.
- Father, Scott, played football at BYU from 1979-1982 and in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tigercats. Brother, Zac, also played receiver at BYU.