Former USC star wide receiver Keary Colbert is leaving coaching after just one season. Why? Because he still thinks he can play.
Colbert, 29, has been added to the roster of the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions. He last played in 2009 with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers. In 2010, he was a Trojans graduate assistant who worked with tight ends.
A second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2004, Colbert played for the Panthers, Broncos, Seahawks and Lions from 2004-08 before trying his hand in the UFL and, eventually, the coaching ranks.
Colbert was a member of USC’s 2003 national championship team. He left with the school’s all-time receptions record, a mark that was broken by Dwayne Jarrett.
Considering the way his former teammate Mike Williams has revived his career, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Colbert land in the NFL this fall – if there is an NFL this fall. Keary Colbert profile