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Marques Colston Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Marques E. Colston was born on 5 June 1983, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a retired professional American Football player, best known to have played as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Marques Colston? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional football. He helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV, and for total touchdowns is the Saints’ all-time franchise leader. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Marques Colston Net Worth $40 million
Marques attended Susquehanna Township High School and during his time there was a letterman in track and football, winning All-Conference honors and was a standout in track & field as well.
After matriculating, he had a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri, but opted instead to go to Hofstra University, where he performed well through his college career – in 2005, he was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team, meantime setting a school record of 2834 yards from 182 receptions for 18 touchdowns.
Colston joined the 2006 NFL Draft, and was selected as the 252nd overall pick at the 7th round by the New Orleans Saints. He had a strong performance at the minicamp, and was put into the starting position for the first week. He ultimately helped the Saints reach the playoffs with a 10-6 record, and would reach the NFC Championship Game against the Chicago Bears, but lost to end the season, but Marques was still widely celebrated, finishing second for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He continued to perform strongly in the 2007 season. The following year, he signed a three year contract extension which increased his net worth significantly. However, he was sidelined for four weeks due to an injury, but on return got back to performing well.
In 2009, Marques would help the Saints defeat the undefeated New York Giants during the season. He then led the Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV. He had another solid season in 2010, and in 2011 he had multiple +100 yard receiving games. In 2012, he was given a $40 million five-year contract extension which increased his net worth even further, and subsequently broke Joe Horn’s record for most touchdown catches by a Saints wide receiver, and equalled Deuce McAllister’s franchise record for total touchdowns. In 2013, he would become the all-time leader in pass receptions and in receiving yards. He continued to play well until the 2015 season, when he posted career lows, and was then released by the Saints, opting not to sign with any other team.
After his playing career, Colston became a minority owner of the arena football team, the Philadelphia Soul. He was also the previous owner of the indoor football team, the Harrisburg Stampede. He’s also engaged in numerous investments in startup companies related to sports and health.
For his personal life, it is known that Marques is married to Emily, and resides in Lulin, Louisiana. He has pursued an executive MBA program at George Washington University.