|No. 15 Minnesota Vikings|
|Position:||Wide Receiver/Running back|
|Date of birth:||October 3, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Denver, Colorado|
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|High school:||Denver (CO) Cherry Creek|
|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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
| Kain Colter
|Englewood, Colorado||Cherry Creek High School||Script error: No such module "convert".||Script error: No such module "convert".||Jan 14, 2010|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 49 (QB) Rivals: 52 (QB), 7 (CO)|
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.
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. 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. The Wildcats' head coach, Pat Fitzgerald, said that once Persa returns, Colter will be used as a running back, wide receiver and Wildcat quarterback.
Colter's college stats at the completion of the 2012 season. Source:
Colter went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft but was later signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a Wide Receiver and Running back. Colter didn't make the Vikings 53 man roster, but he made the practice Squad.
- "Kain Colter". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- "Kain Colter". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- Northwestern QB Kain Colter just sore and stiff
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- Colter subs for Persa and leads Northwestern to a 24-17 victory over Boston College in opener
- Army in for tough test vs. Northwestern QB
- "Kain Colter Statistics". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved September 25, 2012.