Austin Collie retiring to work on concussion research
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Austin Collie retiring to work on concussion research
Friday April 8th, 2016

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Former NFL wide receiver Austin Collie will retire from the CFL and work on concussion research, reports The Salt Lake Tribune’s Jay Drew.

Collie, 30, played five seasons in the NFL before concussions derailed his career. He joined the CFL’s British Columbia Lions last year, and finished the season with 43 receptions for 439 yards and seven touchdowns.

In his five NFL seasons, during which he spent four years with the Colts and one with the Patriots, Collie accumulated 179 catches in 49 games for 1,908 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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In his life after football, Collie will reportedly work with a concussion research clinic in Utah.

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