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March 04, 2013

Former Panthers WR Keary Colbert lands coaching job with Georgia State

Georgia State football announced Monday that former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keary Colbert would be its new wide receivers coach.

Colbert, a six-year NFL veteran, played four years with Carolina and still holds the franchise rookie records for receptions (47), receiving yards (754) and touchdowns (5).

"He will be unbelievable in teaching these young men the fundamentals and techniques of the receiver position," first-year Georgia State coach Trent Miles said in a release. "He has the ability to motivate a young man to perform, and with his ability to relate to players, I think he will be an outstanding recruiter."

The Panthers selected Colbert in the second round of the 2004 draft. In his four years with the Panthers he played in 55 games (42 starts) and grabbed 109 passes for 1,424 yards and seven touchdowns. He last played in the league in 2011 with Kansas City.  

He had previously coached at Southern California as an assistant tight ends coach in 2010 during his professional football hiatus. 

Coincidentally, Georgia State's mascot is also the Panthers.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on March 4, 2013 at 04:53 PM | Permalink


Chris Weinke had a short NFL career, but is doing a heck of a job teaching quarterbacks.
Hopefully Keary will have the same success.

Posted by: john solis | Mar 4, 2013 6:33:49 PM

i don't know if it was the ankle issues or what but this guy was downhill after year one. what a disappointing career after such a promising start and a high pick.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 6, 2013 1:23:39 PM

He was terrible, both him and Drew Carter. This was one of the many FAILS by Marty Hurney. I hope his playing days DO NOT reflect his coaching.

Posted by: Jason | Mar 6, 2013 4:18:34 PM

Not nearly as disappointing as Khalil and Kukely.

Posted by: Len Jackson | Mar 8, 2013 11:07:22 PM

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