Colt David
No. 6
Born: (1985-11-26) November 26, 1985 (age 35)
Bedford, Texas
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Placekicker
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
CollegeLSU
High schoolGrapevine (TX)
Career history
As player
2010Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards

Colt Justin David (born November 26, 1985) is a former American football placekicker who played one season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University and attended Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas. He was a member of the 2007 LSU Tigers national championship football team and the 98th Grey Cup winning Montreal Alouettes.[1]

Early years

David was a three-year letterman for the Grapevine High School, playing football and soccer. He converted 27 of 36 field goal attempts during his prep career, with a long of 50 yards. He also played punter, averaging 43.7 yards per punt as a senior and setting a school record with an 81-yard punt.[2]

College career

David played for the LSU Tigers from 2005 to 2008. He is the all time leading scorer at LSU. 147 Points in one season breaking the record for that year. He was named First-Team All-SEC in 2007 and first-Team All-SEC in 2008.[2]

CAREER One of the most prolific kickers in LSU history, finishing four years with the Tigers with a school-record 369 points ... Connected on 54-of-72 field goals and 201-of-204 PATs during his career ... Holds the LSU record for career points scored (369) and PATs (201) ... Holds LSU single-season marks for field goals (26 in 2007), field goals attempts (33 in 2007), points by kicking (141 in 2007) and total points (147 in 2007) ... The 147 total points in 2007 is also an SEC single-season mark ... Ranks second in school history in field goals (54) and third in field goals attempts (72) ... Kicked 18 field goals of 40 yards or more during his career.

SENIOR SEASON (2008) Earned first-team All-SEC honors from both the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches ... Handled all placekicks for the Tigers for third straight year ... Connected on 16-of-21 field goals and 43-of-44 PATs ... Scored a total of 91 points ... Had four field goals of 50-yards or better, including a career-long of 53 yards vs. Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Kicked 52-yard field goals in back-to-back games vs. Troy and Ole Miss ... Had a 51-yard field goal vs. Georgia, which allowed him to break Kevin Faulk’s school record for points scored of 318 ... Tied a career-best with three field goals in regular-season finale at Arkansas (29, 41, and 36 yards) ... Became LSU’s all-time scoring leader for a kicker against Auburn with a pair of field goals and two PATs ... Missed season-opener against Appalachian State with a minor injury ... Kicked at least two field goals in six games (2 vs. North Texas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Troy and Ole Miss; 3 vs. Arkansas.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007) Has had one of the most successful seasons in school history for a kicker ... Handled all of LSU’s placekicks for the second straight year ... Ranked second in the SEC and sixth in the country in scoring, averaging 10.5 points a game ... Connected on 26 of 33 field goals, both school records ... Made all 63 of his PATs ... Set the SEC record for points in a season with 147 and for total points scored by kicking with 141 ... Capped season by making five straight field goals of 40 yards or longer ... Was successful on a career-long 49-yard attempt as well as a 43 yarder versus Alabama ... Matched that 49-yard effort versus Arkansas ... Was perfect on kicks of 48 and 43 yards against Ole Miss ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a fake field goal attempt – holder and QB Matt Flynn flipped the ball over his shoulder to a sprinting David – who raced untouched 15 yards for the score against South Carolina ... David became the first LSU player since Doug Moreau against Tulane in 1965 to score a TD and kick the ensuing extra point ... The play was named the week’s Pontiac Game Changing Performance by ESPN ... Scored a season-high 16 points on a career-high three made field goals (31, 44, 28) and seven PATs against Middle Tennessee . .. Kicked three field goals in games against Middle Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky.

Professional career

David was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL on June 11, 2010.[3] He was named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for week fifteen of the 2010 CFL season after going six for six on field goal attempts in his CFL debut in relief of an injured Damon Duval.[4] The Alouettes won the 98th Grey Cup on November 28, 2010, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders by a score of 21 to 18.

References

  1. ^ "COLT DAVID". cflpa.com. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Colt David". lsusports.net. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Transactions - June 2010". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Als take three of four Players of the Week". cfl.ca. October 13, 2010. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2014.