Kain Colter
No. --     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-10-03) October 3, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Minnesota Vikings ( 2014)*
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Theodis Kain Colter is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Colter is also 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.

High school careerEdit

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 He was an All-Region quarterback according to SuperPrep All-Midlands, PrepStar All-Midlands Region and He was ranked 52nd nationally among all athletes by, 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 and SuperPrep.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kain Colter
Englewood, Colorado Cherry Creek High School 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.6 Jan 14,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 49 (QB)   Rivals: 52 (QB), 7 (CO)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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 careerEdit


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


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]


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 careerEdit

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.

On February 9, 2016, Colter signed with the Los Angeles Rams, but he was subsequently released.[citation needed]

On August 1, 2016, the Buffalo Bills announced that they signed Colter. On September 2, 2016, he was released by the Bills as part of final roster cuts.[9]


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