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A conversation with Austin Collie

by | Nov. 16, 2011

Saints & Sports

Austin Collie is a third-year wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts. I met Austin when he was a freshman at BYU in 2004 and have followed his football career ever since. Over the years our families have bonded and I have been impressed with his hard work, dedication and success on and off the field. I caught up with Austin last week and here is part of our conversation.

Hansen: Are you glad you left BYU after your junior year?

Collie: It's funny because (my wife) Brooke and I always talk about that. I have been so fortunate after leaving BYU. It was hard to leave because I loved playing at the Y. I had all my friends there. It would have been easy to stay, but I was comfortable. I never blinked about coming out early and going into the draft. I am so glad I did come out early. If I hadn't I might have been on an entirely different NFL team, with a different playbook and an entirely different experience.

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