Baseball


Joffre Colbert
Joffre Colbert
10

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
06/04/1981

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2001 - Appearned in eight games as a reserve outfielder, including one start in left field for the injured Greg Belcher ??Saw action in three Big Ten games, including one start.

2000 - Redshirt season.

High School - Lettered four years in baseball and three years in basketball at Centennial ??Earned all-conference honors as an outfielder and was a two-time all-area selection by the News-Gazette.

Personal - Parents are Charles and A. Toy Colbert ??Plans on majoring in advertising ??Father is Vice Chancellor for Administration at Illinois and mother is Provost of Howard University in Washington, D.C. ??Father played baseball at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ??Biggest thrill in sports was when Centennial advanced to the state tournament in 1999 ??Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because he is the best at what he does ??Earned Rotary Youth Leadership Award and Do the Right Thing award ??Lists his father as the biggest influence on his athletic career because he "gave me the confidence to do whatever I set my mind to" ?? Was the Senior Class President at Centennial.

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