A member of Alabama’s off-field staff decided to return to his alma mater this week.
Former Southern Cal star Keary Colbert is headed back to Los Angeles to become an offensive analyst for the Trojans, according to a tweet from Sports Illustrated‘s Thayer Evans. He filled the same role at Alabama over the past two seasons.
Colbert was a star wideout during Carson Palmer’s Heisman Trophy-winning season in 2002 and USC’s 12-1 campaign in 2003, when Matt Leinart took over quarterbacking duties. Colbert racked up 207 receptions for 2,964 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career. He also boosted his draft stock in his final career game, a 6-catch, 149-yard, 2-touchdown Rose Bowl performance vs. Michigan.
Drafted in the second round by the Carolina Panthers in 2004, Colbert recorded 130 receptions over his NFL career before becoming a graduate assistant and tight ends coach at USC in 2010. He spent the 2013 season as Georgia State’s wide receivers coach before landing in Tuscaloosa.