Hofstra Pride: Marques Colston represents school in style

Marques Colston - Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Hofstra no longer plays football, but former Hofstra star Marques Colston still does. Colston, a star wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, will go down as the bets player to ever come out of the school.

Wayne Chrebet, former wide receiver for the New York Jets, likely has the best resume of any player from Hofstra to make it into the NFL. Chrebet, though, isn't likely to have that distinction for much longer.

Marques Colston, who will be playing at MetLife Stadium with the New Orleans Saints when they face the New York Giants on Sunday, is gaining on Chrebet.

During an 11-year career with the Jets that ended in 2005, Chrebet caught 580 passes for 7,365 yards and 41 touchdowns. Colston, a wide receiver selected in the seventh round by the Saints in 2006, already has 510 receptions for 7,068 yards and 56 touchdowns. Colston leads the Saints this season with 61 catches for 828 yards, and tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with eight.

Hofstra, which had played in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA), dropped football in 2009. Thus, Colston is likely to end up as the best NFL player to ever come from the school.

At Hofstra, Colston had 182 catches, a school-record 2,834 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He is one of four current NFL players from Hofstra. The others are Kyle Arrington (defensive back, New England Patriots), Willie Colon (guard, Pittsburgh Steelers) and Stephen Bowen, a defensive end with the Washington Redskins.

NOTES: Not to be left out, Fordham University will be represented by Saints' safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, who is from Union, N.J.

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