The Hofstra University Department of Athletics has announced the Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which includes legendary New Orleans Saints wideout Marques Colston. The class will be inducted at the 2020 Hofstra Pride Athletics Hall of Fame and Golf Outing, which will take place Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Huntington Crescent Club.
A four-year letterman and a three-year starter on the Hofstra football team from 2001 through 2005, Colston put together an outstanding career with the Pride prior to being selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Saints.
As a senior, he was an All-Atlantic 10 Football Conference first team selection and held the Hofstra record for career receiving yards. Colston posted 70 receptions for 975 yards and five touchdowns in 2005 to finish his career with 182 receptions for 2,834 yards and 18 touchdowns. He had his college jersey number 89 retired in 2008.
A recent inductee into the Saints Hall of Fame, Colston played in 146 career games for the Saints with 106 starts and recorded 711 receptions for 9,759 yards and 72 touchdowns. He was a Saints All-50th Team selection in 2016.
The New Orleans Saints celebrate former wide receiver Marques Colston as he's announced as an inductee to the Saints Hall of Fame on June 4, 2019.