Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Keary Colbert will kick off his new job as the wide receivers coach at Georgia State today. Coaching isn’t new to Colbert who previously served as a graduate assistant at USC in 2010.
He first entered the NFL back in 2004 when he was a second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers. After spending four years with the Panthers, Colbert bounced around the league, spending time with the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. There were also stops along the way in the UFL with their Florida and Sacramento franchises.
After leaving USC, Colbert began training for the NFL and a video of his workout on YouTube lead to a chance with the Kansas City Chiefs. He ran with that opportunity, making the team out of training camp as the final receiver.
With Jonathan Baldwin sidelined by a wrist injury, Colbert was able to appear in seven games during the 2011 season, catching nine passes for 89 yards. He became expendable once Baldwin’s injury healed and was released after Week 11 to make room on the roster for QB Kyle Orton.
Spring practice kicks off today at Georgia State, putting Colbert officially back on the other side of the whistle.