Collie Earns NFL All-Rookie Team Honors

Austin Collie, pictured above in rookie minicamp, went on to earn NFL All-Rookie honors with the Colts in 2009.

Former BYU All-American and current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie has distinguished himself as one of the top two first-year receivers in the National Football League in 2009.

Pro Football Weekly, along with the Professional Football Writers of America, selected Collie and Florida alumnus Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings as the two receivers on their 2009 All-Rookie team. Collie and Harvin were also picked as the NFL's top two rookie wideouts by the Sporting News.

Collie totaled 676 yards and seven touchdowns on 60 receptions in the regular season while helping the Colts earn the AFC's top record at 14-2. His 60 receptions led all rookies along with Harvin, and Collie's seven scoring catches was more than any other first-year player. Including last week's playoff victory, Collie has 64 catches and eight touchdowns, both tops among rookies, for 728 yards while helping the Colts earn a date with the New York Jets in Sunday's AFC Championship game.

The El Dorado Hills, Calif., native led the NCAA in receiving as a junior at BYU in 2008 before being drafted by the Colts in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Collie was the 127th overall selection in last year’s draft and the the 19th receiver selected, while Harvin was taken in the first round as the fourth receiver and 22nd overall pick of the draft. Harvin, who has helped Minnesota reach Sunday's NFC Championship game, was also named the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Collie has proven an effective target for Peyton Manning, who was voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player by Pro Football Weekly and the PFWA. Listed below is the PFW/PFWA All-NFL and All-Rookie teams, which were voted on by PFWA members and Pro Football Weekly editors. The Sporting News All-Rookie team, determined by Sporting News writers, editors and correspondents, is also included below.


Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America

2009 All-NFL team

Offense

QB Peyton Manning / Colts

RB Chris Johnson / Titans

RB Adrian Peterson / Vikings

WR Andre Johnson / Texans

WR Wes Welker / Patriots

TE Dallas Clark / Colts

C Nick Mangold / Jets

OG Steve Hutchinson / Vikings

OG Jahri Evans / Saints

OT Ryan Clady / Broncos

OT Joe Thomas / Browns

Defense

DE Jared Allen / Vikings

DE Dwight Freeney / Colts

DT Kevin Williams / Vikings

DT Haloti Ngata / Ravens

OLB Elvis Dumervil / Broncos

OLB DeMarcus Ware / Cowboys

ILB Patrick Willis / 49ers

CB Charles Woodson / Packers

CB Darrelle Revis / Jets

S Darren Sharper / Saints

S Adrian Wilson / Cardinals

Specialists

PK Nate Kaeding / Chargers

P Shane Lechler / Raiders

PR DeSean Jackson / Eagles

KR Josh Cribbs / Browns

ST Kassim Osgood / Chargers

Most Valuable Player — Colts QB Peyton Manning

Defensive MVP — Packers CB Charles Woodson

Coach of the Year — Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis

Rookie of the Year — Texans LB Brian Cushing

Offensive Rookie of the Year — Vikings WR Percy Harvin

Most Improved Player of the Year — Cowboys WR Miles Austin

Comeback Player of the Year — Patriots QB Tom Brady

Executive of the Year — Colts president Bill Polian

Assistant Coach of the Year — Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer

Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter) — Raiders P Shane Lechler

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America

All-Rookie team

Offense

QB Mark Sanchez / Jets

RB Knowshon Moreno / Broncos

RB Beanie Wells / Cardinals

WR Percy Harvin / Vikings

WR Austin Collie / Colts

TE Brandon Pettigrew / Lions

C Alex Mack / Browns

OG Andy Levitre / Bills

OG Louis Vasquez / Chargers

OT Michael Oher / Ravens

OT Phil Loadholt / Vikings

Defense

DL Tyson Jackson / Chiefs

DL Terrance Knighton / Jaguars

DL B.J. Raji / Packers

DL Matt Shaughnessy / Raiders

LB Brian Cushing / Texans

LB Clay Matthews / Packers

LB Brian Orakpo / Redskins

CB Vontae Davis / Dolphins

CB Jacob Lacey / Colts

S Jairus Byrd / Bills

S Louis Delmas / Lions

Specialists

PK Ryan Succop / Chiefs

P Pat McAfee / Colts

PR Quan Cosby / Bengals

KR Percy Harvin / Vikings

ST LaRod Stephens-Howling / Cardinals

Sporting News 2009 All-Rookie Team

Offense

QB Mark Sanchez / Jets

RB Knowshon Moreno / Broncos

RB Beanie Wells / Cardinals

WR Percy Harvin / Vikings

WR Austin Collie / Colts

TE Brandon Pettigrew / Lions

T Michael Oher / Ravens

G Louis Vasquez / Chargers

C Alex Mack / Browns

G Andy Levitre / Bills

T Phil Loadholt / Vikings

K Ryan Succop / Chiefs

KR Percy Harvin / Vikings

Defense

DE Everette Brown / Panthers

NT Terrance Knighton / Jaguars

DE Matt Shaughnessy / Raiders

LB Brian Orakpo / Redskins

LB James Laurinaitis / Rams

LB Brian Cushing / Texans

LB Clay Matthews / Packers

CB Vontae Davis / Dolphins

CB Jacob Lacey / Colts

S Jairus Byrd / Bills

S Louis Delmas / Lions

P Pat McAfee / Colts

PR Quan Cosby / Bengals

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