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Big 33 names Colston honorary chair

Updated: Thursday, March 20 2014, 01:05 AM CDT

Posted by: Jason Bristol

HARRISBURG - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has been named the honorary chair of the 2014 Big 33 Classic, the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation has announced.

Colston, a graduate of Susquehanna Township High School, is the Saints' all-time leader in receptions (607), yards (8,337) and touchdowns (63). He won the Super Bowl with New Orleans in 2010.

The 57th Big 33 Football Classic, featuring the top high school football prospects from Pennsylvania and Maryland, is June 14 at Hersheypark Stadium.

"I am excited to partner with Big 33 this year," said Colston in a statement. "It is such a prestigious and competitive game on the field and stands for all of the right things off the field.

"It is an honor for me and the Stampede to become a part of this tradition."

Colston is also the owner and general manager of the Harrisburg Stampede indoor team and was recognized recently by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for being a leader in the community.

Read More at: http://local21news.com/sports/features/sports-unlimited/stories/gov-corbett-honors-marques-colston-community-work-128.shtml

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston of Susquehanna Township has been recognized by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for being a leader in the community.

Read More at: http://local21news.com/sports/features/sports-unlimited/stories/gov-corbett-honors-marques-colston-community-work-128.shtml

"We are looking forward to partnering with Marques as our honorary chairman," said Big 33 Executive Director Dave Trimbur in a statement. "He is not only an outstanding football player but he is very active right here in the Harrisburg community."

Photo: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints makes a fourth quarter catch against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (December 14, 2013 - Source: Michael Thomas/Getty Images North America)

Big 33 names Colston honorary chair


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