Collett will be inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, November 4th

From TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time All-Ohio Valley Conference pick David Collett made his name as one of the top kickers in Tennessee Tech football history. Collett is still at the top of his career with 253 points in his four-year career.

Late in his career, Collett had the third-best season in program history, scoring 67 points in the 2000 campaign. That total currently ranks 11th all-time. He scored 64 points as a freshman in 1998, 63 in 1999 and 59 in 2001.

He is one of five inductees into the 48th class of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Along with Collett, Tacarra Hayes Barnes (women’s basketball, 2008-12), Kevin Murphy (men’s basketball, 2008-12), Ottis Phillips (football/fan, since 1969) and Dave Pratt (baseball/men’s basketball, 1964-67) will during the Annual Hall of Fame Dinners on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Roaden University Center Multipurpose Room. Dinner tickets are available by calling (931) 372-3940, the Eblen Center ticket office, or

He received All-OVC First Team honors in 1999 while being named to the second-team roster in his other three seasons. He was also selected to two All-American teams during his 1999 campaign when he was named to the Associated Press I-AA second team and TeamLink’s third team.

In a 2000 game against Tennessee State, Collett missed a PAT to tie the single-game record for PATs set with eight against the Tigers. Only Wayne Anderson does better with nine against ETSU in 1977. He had 35 PATs in 2001 for the fifth most in a single season as a senior and was the career leader at 106 when he finished, but was passed by Zach Sharp at 119 between 2011 and 2014.

In 1998, Collett scored 14 field goals – tied for the third most in a single season. However, Collett has done the most for a career, completing 49 field goal kicks in 68 attempts. In his junior campaign in 2000, two games ended with Collett field goals scored in the last minute. In his freshman campaign, he had 11 points — three field goals and two PATs — in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 triple overtime win over Eastern Kentucky and grabbed a 40-yard kick to put the game into overtime send. The win broke a 22-game losing streak for the Colonels.

He was also named OVC Specialist of the Week five times and had selection for Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week.

Collett was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002 as an undrafted free agent.


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