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Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett
Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett

There's a boogie board in his basement, a mountain bike in the garage and a black lab named Jake at the back door, begging for a five-mile walk. At 69, Elmer Collett doesn't want for things to do. A pile of firewood needs splitting, the motors on both of his fishing boats need remounting and his 12-year-old pick-up should have a tuneup before Collett heads back to the hills to mine for gold in the High Sierras. Clearly, the former Colt and Pro Bowl guard found life after football. When he left the game in 1978, after helping Baltimore win three straight AFC East Division crowns, Collett returned to his native California and embraced a rugged individualistic lifestyle. He...

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