Two-year team co-captain
Two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten
Despite playing in only 40 career games and playing multiple positions with regularity, ranks among NU's all-time leaders in several statistical categories: second in career pass efficiency rating (139.0), eighth in career rushing yards (2,180), fifth in career rushing TDs (28), and first in career (2,180) and single-season (891) rushing yards by a QB
Team's 2013 recipient of Wildcat Warrior Award
2013: True senior ... Second year as team co-captain ... Owned a completion percentage of 78.8 (63-of-80) with four passing TDs on the year ... Ranked second on the team with 489 rushing yards and five TDs despite missing most or all of five games due to injury (Cal, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan State and Illinois) ... Picked up a rushing touchdown in overtime against Michigan ... Ran for 78 yards total against the Wolverines ... Ran for 86 yards at Nebraska ... Threw for 104 yards and a touchdown at Iowa ... Added 60 rushing yards against the Hawkeyes ... Perfect 12-for-12 through the air against Ohio State ... Caught a nine-yard TD pass against the Buckeyes, his first since 2011 ... Threw for one TD and ran for another against Maine ... Ran for 106 yards and a touchdown against Western Michigan ... Completed 15-of-18 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse ... Also ran for 87 yards and a score against the Orange ... Named to preseason watch lists for Manning and Unitas Awards ... Two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten performer ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: True junior and team co-captain ... Started 12 of 13 games at QB while also seeing time as a wide receiver during the middle of the season ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media for the second year in a row ... Named a Midseason All-American by ESPN.com ... Ranked 12th in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (68.8) and 11th in total offense (135.9) ... NU is 11-4 in games in which Colter starts at QB ... Ranks fifth all-time at NU with 23 career rushing TDs (12 in 2012)... Threw for 135 yards and two TD's on 14-of-21 passing at Syracuse before leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to injury ... Came back against Vanderbilt to complete 7-of-15 passes and also rush for 66 yards, including a game-clinching 29-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes ... Against Boston College, connected on 16-of-20 pass attempts for 144 yards and rushed for 66 yards (4.4 yards per carry) in 22-13 NU victory ... Completed 7-of-9 passes with 38 rushing yards against South Dakota ... Played both wide receiver and QB against Indiana and exploded for 161 rushing yards and career highs for receptions (9) and receiving yards (131), scoring a school-record-tying four rushing TDs in the process ... Recorded five rushes for 24 yards and three catches for 17 yards at Penn State ... Finished a perfect 10-of-10 passing for 63 yards with 26 rushing yards and one rushing TD at Minnesota ... Gained 35 yards rushing and 36 receiving against Nebraska (also completed 1-of-2 passes) ... Had a hand in all four NU touchdowns in a win over Iowa, rushing for three and throwing a 47-yard TD pass ... Finished with a career-best 166 rushing yards against the Hawkeyes ... Threw for 96 yards and a TD while also rushing for 82 yards against Michigan ... At Michigan State, completed 13-of-20 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown and added 28 rushing yards in a win ... Finished an accurate 9-of-11 with a career-high three passing TDs against Illinois, also adding a rushing touchdown and 88 ground yards ... Rushed for 71 yards and threw for 76 in TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl win vs. Mississippi State ... Twice has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Indiana, vs. Iowa) ... Also recipient of NU's Offensive Player of the Game honors vs. the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: True sophomore ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten performer ... One of the nation's most versatile offensive players ... Fell 34 receiving yards shy of finishing the year with 500 or more passing, rushing and receiving yards ... Led team in rushing with 654 yards (4.8 ypc) and nine TD's ... Ranked 15th among Big Ten rushing leaders ... Started first collegiate game at quarterback against Boston College ... Turned in a solid performance vs. the Eagles, totaling 268 yards of total offense (197 passing, 71 rushing) ... Completed 17-of-24 passes and also scored a rushing TD ... Led NU on TD-scoring drives of 80 yards (10 plays), 80 yards (10 plays) and 77 yards (11 plays) vs. BC ... Named team's offensive player of the week vs. Boston College ... Followed up BC start with another solid showing vs. Eastern Illinois: 15 rushes for a career-high 109 yards, three rushing TD's and 10-of-13 passing for 104 yards ... His 109 rushing yards are the fourth-most by an NU quarterback in a single game ... Earned NU's offensive big playmaker honor for his performance against Eastern Illinois ... Tossed his first career TD pass and totaled 146 yards of total offense at Army ... Connected with Jeremy Ebert on a 14-yard TD strike ... Played some snaps at QB vs. Illinois, completing 2-of-2 passes for 37 yards, totaling 12 receiving yards and running for 29 yards (six carries) ... Played primarily at a receiver position vs. Michigan, totaling 28 rushing yards (two carries) and 37 receiving yards (three catches) ... Scored his season's fifth rushing TD on a 15-yard scamper vs. the Wolverines ... Named NU's offensive player of the week vs. Michigan ... Led team in rushing with 76 yards and added 71 receiving yards (career-high six catches) at Iowa ... Also completed 3-of-5 passes for 48 yards vs. Iowa ... Named NU's offensive player of the game for his performance against the Hawkeyes ... One of his six catches was a spectacular 32-yard diving grab ... Tabbed NU's offensive big playmaker against Penn State: 43 receiving yards and 51 rushing yards for 94 all-purpose yards ... Also completed 2-of-2 passes for 18 yards ... One of his nine rushes went for 46 yards, the longest individual rushing play vs. Penn State this season ... Caught his first career TD pass against the Nittany Lions -- a 12-yard play -- from Dan Persa ... Had a tremendous all-around game at Indiana: a career-high 115 receiving yards (six receptions), 38 rushing yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 38 yards, with both completions resulting in touchdowns ... Continued his spectacular versatility the following week at Nebraska when he was named the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week as well as Rivals.com's Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week ... Totaled 229 total yards: 115 passing (4-of-6 throwing for 1 TD), a team-high 57 rushing yards and two TD's and 57 receiving yards (three catches) ... Tossed the third-longest pass play in NU history -- an 81-yard TD strike to Jeremy Ebert early in the fourth quarter vs. the Huskers to give NU a 21-10 lead ... Scored NU's second and fourth (the eventual game-winning points) TD's on 3- and 1-yard rushes ... Also picked up national offensive player of the week honors from College Sports Madness along with NU's offensive player of the game kudos ... Led NU in rushing (39 yards, 4.3 ypc) and third in receiving (5 catches for 27 yards and a TD), while also completing his only pass attempt for 14 yards ... Notched 47 receiving yards (five catches) and one TD vs. Minnesota ... Also rushed for 16 yards vs. the Gophers ... Finished season as team's third-leading receiver with 43 receptions ... Ranked 16th among Big Ten players in total offense (102.1 ypg) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: One of five true freshmen who saw action ... Played in three games ... Backup quarterback ... Showed off his versatility in the TicketCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech, posting the seventh 100-yard rushing performance by a quarterback in Northwestern history (105 yards on 18 carries), which included two rushing TD's ... Also threw for 38 yards on 3-of-6 passing and hauled in a 32-yard reception against the Red Raiders ... At Wisconsin, rushed eight times for 28 yards, with a long rush of 15 yards ... Finished 0-of-3 passing against the Badgers ... Made his collegiate debut at Wrigley Field vs. Illinois, coming in at quarterback and rushing three times for 10 yards ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week on a pair of occasions -- vs. Vanderbilt and Indiana.
High School:SuperPrep All-Midlands, PrepStar All-Midlands Region and Rivals.com All-Region quarterback ... Ranked 52nd nationally among all athletes by Rivals.com, 49th nationally among all quarterbacks by SuperPrep and 56th regionally (nine states) among all players by SuperPrep ... Ranked seventh among all players in Colorado by Rivals.com and SuperPrep ... Three-time All-Centennial League selection ... 2009 Denver Postfirst-team all-state selection (as an athlete) ... Missed eight-plus games with a shoulder injury his senior season that limited his throwing ... Finished with 907 passing yards and 978 rushing yards and 16 TD's ... Playing a full season as a junior, led the Bruins (11-3 in 2008) to the 5A state championship game as he threw for 1,786 yards, ran for 937 and accounted for 31 TD's ... In 2008 quarterfinal game vs. defending state champ Grandview, ran 36 yards for the game-winning double OT score on a third-and-goal play ... As a sophomore, threw for 2,073 yards, ran for 463 and had 25 TD's ... Team captain and four-year letterwinner ... Also lettered three years in basketball (point guard) and four years in track and field (long jump/triple jump) ... School's Honor Roll ... Coached by Mike Brookhart.
Personal: Born Theodis Kain Colter ... Son of Spencer and Stacy Colter ... Father played for the Colorado Buffaloes and was a member of the school's 1990 national championship team ... Played prep football with current NU lineman Taylor Paxton (2009 signee) ... Majoring in psychology.