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No. 15 Minnesota Vikings
Position: Wide Receiver/Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-10-03) October 3, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
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Career information
High school: Denver (CO) Cherry Creek
College: Northwestern
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
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Theodis Kain Colter is an American football Running back and Wide Receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Colter is a co-founder of the College Athletes Players Association, or CAPA, which is a labor organization established to assert college athletes’ status as employees with the right to collectively bargain for basic protections. Along with fellow co-founders Ramogi Huma and Luke Bonner, Colter serves on its Board of Directors. On March 26, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that certain Northwestern University football players are employees of the university and thus have the right to unionize if they so choose.

High school career

Colter attended Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado, where he was the team captain and a four-year letterwinner. He was also a three-time All-Centennial League selection. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,073 yards, ran for 463 and had 25 touchdowns. Playing a full season as a junior, he led the Bruins (11-3 in 2008) to the 5A state championship game as he threw for 1,786 yards, ran for 937 and accounted for 31 touchdowns. As a senior, he missed eight-plus games with a shoulder injury that limited his throwing, but still managed to finish with 907 passing yards and 978 rushing yards with 16 total touchdowns. In the quarterfinal game vs. defending state champ Grandview High School, he ran 36 yards for the game-winning double OT score on a third-and-goal play. Colter also lettered three years in basketball (playing point guard) and four years in track & field (competing in long jump and triple jump).

As a high school senior at Cherry Creek High School, Colter was rated as a three-star quarterback prospect by Rivals.com. He was an All-Region quarterback according to SuperPrep All-Midlands, PrepStar All-Midlands Region and Rivals.com. He was ranked 52nd nationally among all athletes by Rivals.com, 49th nationally among all quarterbacks by SuperPrep and 56th regionally (nine states) among all players by SuperPrep. He also ranked seventh among all players in the state of Colorado by Rivals.com and SuperPrep.

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Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 49 (QB)   Rivals: 52 (QB), 7 (CO)
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Colter committed to Northwestern University on January 14, 2010.[1] Colter also received football scholarships from Air Force, Akron, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State and Stanford.[2]

In 2009, Kain Colter led a comeback against the then #1 Columbine High School Rebels, which ended in a game winning field goal. He then moved to the 5A Colorado High School Championship Game against Mullen High School.

College career

2010

As a true freshman, Colter made his first college start for the Wildcats, as a slotback, in the 2011 TicketCity Bowl.[3]

2011

As a sophomore, Colter was slated to be the backup quarterback to Dan Persa, as Persa was questionable for the team's opening game with an Achilles tendon injury.[4] In the opening game against Boston College, Persa was not healthy enough to start, and Colter became the starting quarterback, leading the Wildcats to a 24-17 victory over the Eagles of Boston College.[5] The Wildcats' head coach, Pat Fitzgerald, said that once Persa returns, Colter will be used as a running back, wide receiver and Wildcat quarterback.[6]

Statistics

Colter's college stats at the completion of the 2012 season. Source:[7]

    Passing   Rushing   Receiving
Season Team Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD
2010 Northwestern 46.6 9 3 33.3 38 0 1 29 143 2 1 32 0
2011 Northwestern 157.7 82 55 67.1 673 6 1 135 654 9 43 466 3
2012 Northwestern 129.3 149 101 67.8 872 8 4 170 894 12 16 169 0
2013 Northwestern 146.6 82 64 78.0 583 4 3 115 489 5 3 16 0
Totals 138.6 322 223 69.3 2,166 18 9 449 2,180 28 63 683 3

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Colter went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft but was later signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a Wide Receiver and Running back.[8] Colter didn't make the Vikings 53 man roster, but he made the practice Squad.

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