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Old 06-08-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Marques Colston is a Saints receiver known for his long frame, sure hands and black visor, a vital component of the NFL’s top-ranked passing
offense from last season.

When Colston takes his helmet off and flies back to his hometown, his skill set transforms into sales, marketing and gameday operations — whatever grunt work needs to be done.

This summer marks his first full season as majority owner of the Harrisburg (Pa.) Stampede, a minor-league indoor football team. While Colston spent Tuesday through Thursday at Saints minicamp, he was scheduled to travel to Fayetteville, N.C., in time for Saturday night’s American Indoor Football Championship game against the Cape Fear Heroes.

For Colston, the reasoning behind his busy offseason is twofold. He wanted to create a business in his hometown that offered community outreach, especially to youth. Also, as his own catches and yards pile up — this fall marks his eighth NFL season — he is preparing for life after his playing career.

“As I continue to put years into here, there’s some point where you’re going to transition out of it, whether it’s on your own terms or not,” said Colston, who on Wednesday turned 30.

“So when the opportunity presented itself, I felt like it was a pretty good one to take advantage of.”

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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That is a great story! I have so much respect for Marques Colston for the way he plays the game and he seems to be even better off the field.
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As long as he's not actually playing for them too.
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There are so many reasons that Colston has been one of the best WRs in the league since he was drafted yet the sad truth is that even as he keeps his production up, in 20 years time he is still likely to only be remembered by Saints fans.
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The man is very sharp.......always focusing on the horizon. You ha ve to love him. I mean you just can't help it. I can't anyway.
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There are so many reasons that Colston has been one of the best WRs in the league since he was drafted yet the sad truth is that even as he keeps his production up, in 20 years time he is still likely to only be remembered by Saints fans.
Quoted for Truth. Marques Colston will be the "best receiver you've never heard of" for a long, long time.
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Good thinking too many players waste their money & their time
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Good Catch Papz!

Maybe a future GM of the New Orleans Saints?!?

Yeah, I said it!
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There are so many reasons that Colston has been one of the best WRs in the league since he was drafted yet the sad truth is that even as he keeps his production up, in 20 years time he is still likely to only be remembered by Saints fans.
And I think he is fine with that. He got cake in the bank an a Super bowl ring. He seems like a guy who genuinely doesn't care about the attention from a pro bowl or such. Thou I bet he'd like to be an All-pro just because he is a competitor.
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And I think he is fine with that. He got cake in the bank an a Super bowl ring. He seems like a guy who genuinely doesn't care about the attention from a pro bowl or such. Thou I bet he'd like to be an All-pro just because he is a competitor.
Bingo! The only people that get upset about our players names not being in headlines are fans that have pen1s envy.


If Colston gave a flick about being renowned or in the headlines he would put himself in the press.

In this day and age a big mouth gets more press and headlines that on the field play.

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