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12. Marques Colston

Was Marques Colston a superstar?

 

Probably not, as he was never an All-Pro, nor was he a Pro Bowl, but there were multiple seasons where Colston could have easily earned a Pro Bowl selection.

Playing his entire career with the New Orleans Saints, Colston arrived in the Bayou as a late-round pick from Hofstra.  Colston turned into a surprise as he was an All-Rookie with 1,038 Yards.  Over the next six seasons, Colston would reach at least 1,000 Yards in five of them, peaking at 1,202 Yards in 2007.  Colston helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV.  Colston had 788 post-season Yards with four TDs over 10 Games. He would have another two 900 Yard years in 2013 and 2014, and he was released after plummeting to only 520 Yards in 2015.

After he was released, he did not play again in the NFL.  As of this writing, Colston is the all-time franchise leader in Receptions (711), Receiving Yards (9,759), and Receiving Touchdowns (72).  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 7th Round, 252nd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/30/06.
  • Departed: Released after the 2015 Season.
  • Games Played: 146
  • Notable Statistics:

    106 Games Started
    711 Receptions
    9,759 Receiving Yards
    72 Receiving Touchdowns
    2 Rushing Attempts
    7 Rushing Yards
    89 Approximate Value

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
    All-Rookie (2006)

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