Rosevelt Colvin with official John Parry in 2008.
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|Born:||September 5, 1977|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Indianapolis (IN) Broad Ripple|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Rosevelt Colvin, III (born September 5, 1977) is a former American football linebacker, who now works as a football analyst for the Big Ten Network. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, he played college football at Purdue.
Colvin attended Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. He earned Second Team All-State honors as a junior, and recorded a school-record 219 tackles as a senior. In that final season at Broad Ripple, Colvin earned honors as an All-Marion County Player, the Indianapolis News Defensive Player of the Year, an All-Metro Player, and was a First Team All-State selection. He also played basketball in high school.
While at Purdue, Colvin was selected to the All-Big Ten teams in 1997 and 1998. The Boilermakers went 18-7 in his final two seasons in West Lafayette.
After playing for the Bears, Colvin was signed by the New England Patriots in 2003. Early in his first season with New England, Colvin suffered a shattered socket in his left hip. It took Colvin a year to recover, while the Patriots won back-to-back Super Bowls. Colvin did not start again until 2005, and in 2006, he was a full-time starter at outside linebacker for the Patriots. He was placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on November 27, 2007.
On June 16, 2008, Colvin signed with the Houston Texans. On August 29, 2008, the Texans released Colvin during final roster cuts.
Colvin and his wife Tiffany reside in Indianapolis. Colvin owns three UPS stores in the area, as well as a cupcake shop called "SweeTies Gourmet Treats". They also run youth NFL FLAG leagues and the Indy Nets Basketball Club, www.r59.com.
He and his wife have four children, Xavier, Nijah, Raven, and Myles. His family attends New Horizons Church in Indianapolis, pastored by Eric Wiggins.