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Collin Drafts
No. 14     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-04-11) April 11, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth: Beaufort, South Carolina
Career information
College: Charleston Southern
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Manchester Wolves (2007)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Completions     411
Attempts     694
Yards     4,543
Touchdowns     87
Interceptions     24
Stats at ArenaFan.com

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.

College career

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 career

Manchester Wolves

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

Tri-Cities Fever

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 Blizzard

Drafts played with the Green Bay Blizzard in 2008.

Amarillo Dusters

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

Dallas Vigilantes

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

Orlando Predators

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 Sharks

Drafts played with the Jacksonville Sharks in 2012.

Orlando Predators

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 Inductee

Battery Creek High School

Charleston Southern University

Big South Conference

Football coaching career

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 - Head Coach at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

References

  1. "Collin Drafts College & Pro Football Statistics". www.totalfootballstats.com. TotalFootballStats.com. http://www.totalfootballstats.com/PlayerQB.asp?id=1233166. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Austin Lyon (July 5, 2011). "Backup QB provides spark in first start for Predators". www.orlandosentinal.com. Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-05/sports/os-preds-collin-drafts-20110705_1_dallas-vigilantes-pat-o-hara-tampa-bay-storm. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  3. "Drafts throws four TDs in first arenafootball2 start". www.csusports.com. Charleston Southern University. August 6, 2007. http://www.csusports.com/article.asp?articleID=1806. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  4. Blake Hasenzahl (March 10, 2013). "Lakeland Raiders 78-0 Victory Over Sarasota". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20130310/NEWS/130319999. Retrieved November 2, 2015.

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