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Keary Colbert, born Patrick Keary Jerel Colbert on May 21, 1982 in Oxnard, CA. Was a Wide Receiver for the Carolina Panthers.
He ended his college career as Southern California's all-time leader with 207 receptions, topping the previous mark of 204 by Kareem Kelly (1999-02). Keary finished his college career ranked third all-time for the Trojans with 2,964 receiving yards behind Kelly's 3,014 yards and Johnny Morton's 3,201 yards.
He has caught at least one pass in his final 36 games. He earned All-Pac 10 second-team honors and finished second on the team with 69 receptions for 1,013 yards and nine touchdowns.
Keary joined Keyshawn Johnson and Mike Williams as the only players in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards twice in their career and posted three 100-yard receiving contests. He amassed a career-high 149 yards and two touchdowns on six catches versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
As a freshman, he played in 11 games, starting five and produced 33 catches for 480 yards, three touchdowns and 33 receptions - which was the second-highest total ever recorded by a true freshman at Southern California. He accumulated 113 yards on six catches versus Arizona to become the third true freshman in school history to record a 100-yard receiving game.
In his 2nd year at USC, he started all 11 contests. He produced 34 receptions for 442 yards and two touchdowns.
In his junior year, he was second-team All-Pac 10 choice after starting all games; Ranked second on the team with career-highs of 71 receptions and 1,029 receiving yards with five touchdowns. His reception total ranked fourth in school annals for a single season. He also registered a career-high 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown versus Kansas State. On top of that, Keary Colbert caught a career-long 61-yard touchdown versus Washington.
After college, he was selected by Carolina in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft (4/24/04). He established Panthers rookie records with 47 receptions, 754 receiving yards and five touchdown catches. Keary surpassed previous rookie marks achieved in 1997. He tied team rookie mark with two 100-yard receiving contests. And did 16.04-yard average per catch - ranking third in team history behind averages of 17.17 by Patrick Jeffers in 1999 and 16.15 by Steve Smith in 2002.
He also did 16.04-yard average per reception ranked second among NFC players with 45 or more catches in 2004.
Colbert led the Panthers in yards per reception and finished second on the team in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions in 2004.
He Scored both of Carolina's offensive touchdowns, including a 40-yard game-winning catch from quarterback Jake Delhomme with 20 seconds remaining in 21-14 victory versus Tampa Bay (11/28/04).
63-yard reception at Seattle (10/31/04) established career long and was the Panthers longest pass play of the 2004 season was accomplished by this panther.
He compiled first career 100-yard receiving outing with 115 yards at Denver (10/10/04) to become the first Panthers rookie since 1997 to register a 100-yard receiving effort.
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