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#32 Djimon Colbert

Height 6-1
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Shawnee Mission, Kan.
High School Bishop Miege

Hawk-Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . moved from defensive back to linebacker prior to 2018 spring practice.

2019 – – Started all 13 games at weakside linebacker . . . recorded 61 tackles, including 34 solo stops and 27 assists, with 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and four pass break-ups . . . started at weakside linebacker in 38-14 win over Miami as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . shared team lead with eight tackles (matching career high), including six solo stops . . . also had one tackle for loss and two pass break-ups . . . started at weakside linebacker in 30-0 win over Rutgers as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . three solo stops and two assists vs. Rutgers, along with first career interception abnd a shared tackle for loss . . . started at weakside linebacker in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . matched career-best with eight tackles at Iowa State, including three solo stops and five assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . started at weakside linebacker in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . recorded four tackles at Michigan, including two solo stops and two assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . recorded three tackles vs. PSU, including one solo stop and two assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . six tackles vs. Purdue, including four solo stops and two assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at weakside linebacker in 20-0 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles at Northwestern, including three solo stops and one assist . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . three solo stops and one assist at Wsiconsin . . . started at weakside linebacker in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . four tackles vs. Minnesota, including two solo stops and two assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at weakside linebacker in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . seven tackles vs. Illinois, incluiding four solo stops and three assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . five tackles at Nebraska, including two solo tackles and three assists, with one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at weakside linebacker in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.

2018 – – Started 10 games at weakside linebacker . . . recorded 52 tackles, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . started for first time in career at weakside linebacker in 13-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . career-best five tackles vs. ISU, including three solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern iowa, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . matched career-best with five tackles vs. Badgers, including two solo stops and three assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 48-31 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . career-best eight tackles at Minnesota, including three solo stops and five assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 42-16 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . six tackles at Indiana, including three solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at weakside linebacker in 23-0 win over Maryland as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and115 yards total offense . . . recorded three tackles vs. Maryland, including two solo stops and one assist . . . started at weakside linebacker in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . recorded one solo stop and one assist at Penn State . . . started at weakside linebacker in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . recorded four tackles at Purdue, including one solo stop and three assists, and one tackle for loss . . .  started at weakside linebacker in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . seven tackles vs. Northwestern, including three solo stops and four assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 63-0 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . five tackles at Illinois, including career-best four solo stops and one assist . . . started at weakside linebacker in 31-28 win over Nebraska, recording two solo tackles and one assisted tackle . . . started at weakside linebacker in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, recording one solo tackle.

2017 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-metro as a senior . . . earned first-team all-state honors on defense as a junior, and was second-team all-state on offense . . . honorable mention all-state as a sophomore . . . first-team all-conference as a sophomore and junior . . . second-team all-conference as a freshman, while earning Midwest Freshman of the Year honors from Scout.com . . . Career – – five-year letterman as wide receiver and defensive back . . . member of prep team that won state title as a senior with 12-1 overall record . . . recorded 58 tackles, 14 pass break-ups and three interceptions as a senior . . . recorded 54 tackles, 14 pass break-ups and three interceptions as a junior, while also recording 581 receiving yards and six touchdowns . . . totaled 315 receiving yards as a sophomore, while recording 48 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass break-ups on defense . . . team captain as a junior.

Personal – – Born 8/20/98 . . . open major . . . three-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are LaTisha Austin and Travis Colbert . . . high school coach was Jon Holmes.