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Published: Friday, Feb. 15 2013 5:15 p.m. MST

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West Jordan, Utah

You know I have had a little bit of a problem with a few perceptions of Collie I have had in the past. That said, I still found him to be likable enough to root for him. He is under appreciated as an athlete (he's a pretty good one). It's hard to be more than a possession WR in the NFL though unless you are an exceptional athlete.

Austin has value on a team, great hands, decent speed, toughness, and smarts. However, unfortunately for Collie, he has real health issues, the kind that are a threat to him and teams that pay him.

West Jordan, Utah

Austin might want to type English on his twitter account though. Call me old school, but all of these abbreviations, misspelled words, and shortened sentences with codes are not my thing at all.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sad for collie due to injury, but likely no one wants him at this point. Won't last three games

Will this take the number of guys bronco recruited and put in the nfl 0, down from one?

Or was collie a crowton recruit and therefore the number was always zero?

Whittingham has 20 I believe. I wonder if recruits are more enticed by 20 or 0?

This probably has no correlation to Utah winning the recruiting. Again. Just coincidence likely.

Good luck to collie. Verizon is always hiring.


Dear Austin Collie,

Thanks for your dedication and hard work. Too bad you got hurt so we are no longer are going to pay the money on your contract. Loyalty is a one way street.



Kaysville, UT

Football is a business and employees are treated exactly like employees at any other corporation. As long as you can provide your blood and soul you're ok and needed but when your blood is gone and your soul destroyed, you have no value to a corporation.
The only protection you have is a Union.
If you stand alone, you are alone. If you are part of a Union and stand together you have hope. Too bad corporations have convinced the general public that the only support they have is bad.
Austin Collie is fragile and has no value to the NFL corporation.

Cougar in Texas
Houston, TX


Collie was a member of a union, the NFLPA, or did you forget?

provo, UT

Too bad he was almost a decent NFL receiver! Hopefully after the brain hits, he got a degree from BYU!

Wendall Hoop
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B. Austin was a Crowton recruit, though I think you knew that already. He is a heck of a WR in the NFL though and will be signed shortly. I don't cheer for byu, and sometimes enjoy yoru comments but you are over the top, have some dignity.

Beverly Hills, CA

"Obviously, if you do what's right on and off the field, I think the Lord steps in and plays a part in it. Magic happens,"
---Austin Collie 2008---

provo, UT

Y's little brother,
I know he had many concussions and I am happy he got out of the NFL with some brain left,,,, many players keep pushing it and are really clueless... A BYU education will only help him outside the NFL! Maybe you need to think first before you call someone classless... I am sure Austin will take his degree and do well.. Please next time you judge someone think!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

How low will some of you stoop? Amen to the above request: "show some dignity."

Austin, it was a good ride while it lasted. For your own sake, and the sake of your family, it's time to move on. You cannot afford one more concussion. God bless, brother.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

I hope he ends up in Baltimore with Pitta.

Cache county, USA

Reid will pick him up.

Layton, UT

Please...No! Not Denver. Go Utes,Go Broncos.


Utah fan here. Don't lump me in with Chris B / Duckhunter. He's the same guy, and he types from a padded cell.

Sorry to hear about this, he was a great talent. After college, I root for any player who represets our state in the NFL. There are more important things than football. Good luck to Austin.

O-town, UT

I feel sorry for Collie. You have to admire him coming back from those hard hits time after time. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Danbury, CT

Ironic that some people like Chris B think they're qualified to comment on talent like Collie, who made more in a year than some of these folks make in a year.

Overton, NV

I have to laugh at all the comments about Collie's career being over just because he was released from 1 team. How many other players have been released, yet have found a spot elsewhere and continued to play? Um, shall we start with Peyton Manning?

If Collie still wants to play, he'll get a chance somewhere. I hope he takes that chance and is able to do something with it.

Malad City, ID

All at BYU are pulling for you, Austin, and wishing you good luck at everything that comes your way. We would love to see your career extend, the health problems left far behind you. If there is time in between shots, your help at the Y I'm sure would be appreciated. You're one of a kind.

Logan, UT

gdog3, Austin was using twitter, which has a 150 character limit on "updates". He used the abbreviations to get what he wanted to say in the few amount of characters allowed. Just fyi. :)

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