Willie Colon (American football)
Willie Colon (born April 9, 1983) is a former American football player. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was part of the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Hofstra University. He currently works for Barstool Sports.
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|Born:||April 9, 1983|
Bronx, New York
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||New York (NY) Cardinal Hayes|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
High school/college careerEdit
Colon attended Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx. As a senior, he received the Cardinal Hayes Outstanding Defensive Player Award as the defensive MVP. He chose to attend Hofstra, majoring in interdisciplinary studies. Colon is of Puerto Rican descent.
Colon was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He started the first two games of his career in Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2006 season, replacing an injured Max Starks. This sparked a position battle with Max Starks for starting right tackle, which continued through an unspectacular 2007 season. Colon was a member of the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII championship team. He re-signed with the Steelers after the 2008 season for a one-year deal worth $2.2 million.
While working out during the offseason in June 2010, Colon tore his Achilles tendon, forcing him to miss the entire 2010 NFL season.
Colon was released from the Steelers on March 13, 2013.
New York JetsEdit
After his playing career, Colon joined Barstool Sports as a radio host for the Barstool Breakfast show on SiriusXM Barstool Radio on channel 85.
- http://news.steelers.com/team/player/64035/ Steelers Player Bio
- Steelers Re-sign OL Colon SI.com, March 11, 2009
- Steelers Sign Willie Colon & Jonathan ScottMike Vukovcan, CBSLocal (Pittsburgh)
- Orr, Conor (March 15, 2013). "Jets sign veteran guard Willie Colon". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.