#89 Marques Colston

A four-year letterman and a three-year starter at Hofstra from 2001 through 2005 Colston was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Saints after an outstanding Pride career. An All-Atlantic 10 Football Conference first team selection as a senior, he ended his college career by breaking the Hofstra career receiving yards record. Colston posted 70 receptions for 975 yards and five touchdowns in 2005 to finish his career with 182 receptions for 2,834 yards and 18 touchdowns. His 182 catches currently ranks third on the Hofstra career reception list. Colston was also named to the 81st annual East-West Shrine Game in San Antonio in 2006 and caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Three seasons into his NFL career, Marques Colston has emerged as one of the elite receivers in the NFL and owns the league record for receptions in his first two campaigns with a total of 168 (Hofstra alum Wayne Chrebet was the previous holder of that record with 150 catches). After catching 70 balls for 1,038 yards and eight scores in 2006, Colston finished third in the voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.