Mormons in the NFL: Week 4

by | Oct. 05, 2010

Saints & Sports

A former Mormon missionary is making a name for himself in the NFL. As a rookie, Austin Collie caught 60 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns. In just five games this season, the former BYU receiver has 32 receptions for 398 yards and five touchdowns. He is among the league leaders in most receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns. The elevation of his game from year one to year two has created a buzz in the league. "Last year, there was a lot going through my mind," Collie told the Indianapolis Star. "This year, I feel a little bit more confident, a little bit more comfortable so I can actually focus on technique and running routes and catching balls rather than thinking about my assignments and hoping not to screw up." Collie served a two-year LDS mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 6-foot, 200-pound speedster was a fourth round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2009 draft. Tony Moeaki is another member of the LDS Church who has made significant contributions to the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs in September.
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