Collin Drafts

Collin Drafts (born April 11, 1985) is a former American football quarterback who played in the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Charleston Southern University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tri-Cities Fever in 2007.

Collin Drafts
No. 14
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1985-04-11) April 11, 1985 (age 35)
Beaufort, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Beaufort (SC) Battery Creek
College:Charleston Southern
Undrafted:2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career Arena statistics
Completions:411
Attempts:694
Yards:4,543
Touchdowns:87
Interceptions:24
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

College careerEdit

Drafts attended Charleston Southern University, where he was a scholarship quarterback. As a four-year starter for the Buccaneers, Drafts accounted for over 90 touchdowns and 10,000 total yards in his career.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Manchester WolvesEdit

After going undrafted in 2007, Drafts attended a two-day workout with the Manchester Wolves of af2.[2]

Tri-Cities FeverEdit

In his first ever af2 start, Drafts threw 4 touchdown passes, as the Tri-Cities Fever lost 52-42 to the Boise Burn.[3]

Green Bay BlizzardEdit

Drafts played with the Green Bay Blizzard in 2008.

Amarillo DustersEdit

Drafts was the starting quarterback for the Amarillo Dusters during the 2009 season.

Dallas VigilantesEdit

In 2010, Drafts moved to the Arena Football League with the Dallas Vigilantes.

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Drafts was about to give up professional football when Pat O'Hara called Drafts at his home, and convinced him to play for the Orlando Predators.[2]

Jacksonville SharksEdit

Drafts played with the Jacksonville Sharks in 2012.

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Drafts re-joined the Predators in 2012. He started the 2013 season with the Lakeland Raiders of the Ultimate Indoor Football League,[4] but signed with the Predators to be their backup quarterback in June.

Hall of Fame InducteeEdit

Battery Creek High School

Charleston Southern University

Big South Conference

Football coaching careerEdit

Currently one of the top high school QB coaches in the nation.

2011-2012 - Offensive Coordinator at Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida (Back to back District Champions)

2013-2015 - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. (32-5 record in 3 years)

2016 - Head Coach East River High School in Orlando, Florida 2016. (6-5 made playoffs)

2017-2018 - Head Coach of A.C. Flora High School in Forest Acres, South Carolina (0-10 first year to 9-3 second year, made playoffs, and 4A Lower State Coach of the Year)

2019-Present - Head Coach at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. (1-9 first year)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Collin Drafts College & Pro Football Statistics". www.totalfootballstats.com. TotalFootballStats.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Austin Lyon (July 5, 2011). "Backup QB provides spark in first start for Predators". www.orlandosentinal.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Drafts throws four TDs in first arenafootball2 start". www.csusports.com. Charleston Southern University. August 6, 2007. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Blake Hasenzahl (March 10, 2013). "Lakeland Raiders 78-0 Victory Over Sarasota". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved November 2, 2015.