Stalin Colinet

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Position: Defensive end/tackle
Personal information
Born: (1974-07-17) July 17, 1974 (age 43)
New York City
Career information
High school: Bronx (NY) Cardinal Hayes
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1997  / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 14
Sacks: 5.5
INT: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Stalin D. Colinet ( /ˌkɒlɪˈn/ KOL-ih-NAY; born July 17, 1974) is a former defensive tackle/defensive end in the NFL.

Defensive tackle position in American football

A defensive tackle (DT) is typically the largest and strongest of the defensive players in American football. The defensive tackle typically lines up opposite one of the offensive guards. Depending on a team's individual defensive scheme, a defensive tackle may be called upon to fill several different roles. These roles may include merely holding the point of attack by refusing to be moved or penetrating a certain gap between offensive linemen to break up a play in the opponent's backfield. If a defensive tackle reads a pass play, his primary responsibility is to pursue the quarterback, or simply knock the pass down at the line if it's within arm's reach. Other responsibilities of the defensive tackle may be to pursue the screen pass or drop into coverage in a zone blitz scheme. In a traditional 4–3 defense, there is no nose tackle. Instead there is a left and right defensive tackle. Some teams, especially in the National Football League (NFL), do have a nose tackle in this scheme, but most of them do not.

Defensive end defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football

Defensive end (DE) is a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football.

Early years

Colinet was born in New York, to a Dominican mother, and a Haitian father. [1] [2] Colinet attended Cardinal Hayes High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. He was named Team MVP and a league all-star in his junior and senior years, and he was named to the CHSAA All-Star team as a senior. He was named to the list of the Top 100 High School Student-Athletes to Watch by the Chicago Tribune. Colinet was so good at basketball, that he was offered scholarships to Indiana and Penn State, but turned them down to play football at Boston College.

Dominican Republic country in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

Haiti country in the Caribbean

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.

Cardinal Hayes High School

Cardinal Hayes High School is a Catholic high school for boys in the Concourse Village neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The school serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is a member of the CHSAA. It was constructed in the Art Deco style. It is named after Cardinal Patrick Joseph Hayes, a previous archbishop of New York.

College career

He played college ball at Boston College. He was one of Boston College's premier defensive lineman and was a team captain his senior year. Colinet was named First Team All-Big East and first Team ECAC in 1996 and voted the Best Defensive Player in New England.

Boston College private research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

Boston College is a private Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The university has more than 9,300 full-time undergraduates and nearly 5,000 graduate students. The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school in Dorchester. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

Colinet ranks 3rd in all-time tackles for a loss at Boston College.

Professional career

Colinet became the first Dominican player to be drafted and play in the NFL when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round (78th pick) of the 1997 NFL Draft. Colinet also spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Minnesota Vikings National Football League franchise in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season. The team competes in the National Football Conference (NFC) North division.

1997 NFL Draft

The 1997 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 19–20, 1997, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

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References

  1. Rand, Michael, ed. (13 May 2010). "RandBall Q+A with ex-Viking Stalin Colinet: "We royally screwed that up."". StarTribune. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. Bondy, Filip, ed. (10 November 1996). "Stalin Colinet's Bronx Tale Of Family, Humility And Bravery Few Are Surprised That He Stepped Forward". NY Daily News. Retrieved 18 October 2015.