Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/14

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 25: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 25, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Colts beat the Rams 42-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Through high school at Oak Ridge and college at Brigham Young University and on into the NFL Austin Collie has found success on the football field at every level. This preseason the 49ers wide receiver finds himself in the unusual position of trying to make a roster. “It’s kind of tough” Collie said as the team prepared for its third preseason game Thursday. “I don’t think my injury could have happened at a worse point in my career being a free agent. Now you have to fight to make the team and not only that you’re getting used to playing again. It’s an uphill battle.” Collie is talking about a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. The injury ended his season with the Colts last year after just three games though the El Dorado Hills native is more known for the brutal hit he took in a game against Philadelphia during the 2010 season. It was his first of three concussions with the Colts. Indianapolis released Collie after the 2012 season. San Francisco signed him on Aug. 2. Co...
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