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Richard Collier | Tackle

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/23/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 345
College: Valdosta State
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A jury has convicted a man for the attempted murder of ex-Jaguars OT Richard Collier in September of 2008.
Tyrone Hartsfield, 33, could serve as long as life in prison for the six gunshots that left Collier paralyzed, ending his NFL career. "I feel like I didn't receive a fair trial," said Hartfield, composing himself after "going into hysterics" in court. Collier knocked out Hartsfield in a bar brawl months prior to the shooting, so he had a motive. All six shots were to Collier's back. Fri, Nov 6, 2009 06:58:00 PM

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Richard Collier was released from the hospital Monday.

Collier suffered 14 bullet wounds when he was shot in early September, becoming paralyzed from the waist down and having a leg amputated. He is expected to continue his rehabilitation at an undisclosed location as his assailant is still at large.
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 10:23:00 AM

Doctors revealed Monday that Jaguars OT Richard Collier had a leg amputated and is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in early September.

This is unbelievably tragic. Collier had 14 bullet wounds and is back in stable condition, but his career is obviously over and Collier's life will never be the same. He was the third NFL player shot in the last 18 months.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 04:24:00 PM

Jaguars placed OT Richard Collier (gunshot wounds) on the non-football injury list.

It still hasn't been revealed where Collier's wounds are or exactly how many times he was shot, but he remains in critical condition and won't play in 2008.
Thu, Sep 4, 2008 12:35:00 PM

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday night that T Richard Collier (gunshot wounds) is currently "battling for his life."

Collier was shot several times early Tuesday and is currently in critical condition. "All we can do right now is pray for healing. We have no control over that situation," Del Rio said. Police have found no motive for the attack.
Wed, Sep 3, 2008 01:05:00 AM

Jaguars backup T Richard Collier was shot early Tuesday morning and faces life-threatening injuries.

Collier and former Jaguars DE Kenneth Pettway had been clubbing, and an unknown person fired multiple shots at Collier while he was sitting in the driver's seat of an Escalade.
Tue, Sep 2, 2008 09:51:00 AM

Jaguars OT Richard Collier pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of DUI after he was found passed out at a McDonalds' drive-thru last Nov. 3.

The Jags don't seem worried about the arrest. They gave Collier a contract extension this spring and have him rotating with Khalif Barnes at left tackle during OTAs. There is a chance that Collier will start this season.
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 10:42:00 AM

Jaguars signed OT Richard Collier to an undisclosed extension.

The Jags have brought Collier along as a developmental tackle. At 6'7/360, he is certainly imposing. Collier appeared in four games and started one last year.
Fri, May 16, 2008 03:11:00 PM

Jaguars activated T Richard Collier and LB Justin Durant off the reserve/suspended list.

Collier and Durant, a 2007 second-round pick, were out two games following arrests for off-the-field incidents.
Tue, Nov 13, 2007 11:26:00 AM

Jaguars suspended OT Richard Collier and LB Justin Durant for Week 10 and fined them after the two were arrested on Saturday morning.

In addition, the Jags fined LT Khalif Barnes, who showed up late for Saturday's walkthrough for unspecified reasons. Barnes was benched in Week 9 against the Saints, but had to play due to injuries in front of him.
Mon, Nov 5, 2007 08:07:00 PM

Jaguars OT Richard Collier and rookie LB Justin Durant were arrested Saturday morning in two separate incidents.

What luck. Collier was arrested for DUI, while Durant was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Collier is still in jail, and neither made the team flight to New Orleans. Durant was a second-round pick in April.
Sat, Nov 3, 2007 05:35:00 PM

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