Biography and Career Highlights
2012: Currently serving as the student assistant coach.
2011: Served as Illinois State's primary shortstop, starting 39 games out of 41 played ... established a .291 batting average, which was third-highest on the team ... tied for second on the team with 12 doubles ... credited with 15 RBI and 23 runs scored ... was 2-for-2 in stolen bases ... had 11 multiple hit games ... started the season on a six-game hitting streak ... was the hero against Xavier (3/5), driving in the game's winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Redbirds the walk-off victory ... went 3-for-3 in two Missouri Valley Conference games, including at Wichita State (4/22) and versus Indiana State (5/1) ... collected a season-best four RBI with a 2-for-3 performance at Bradley (4/16) ... went 2-for-4 with a season-high two doubles on a 2-for-4 performance at Miami (3/12).
2010: Started 19 of 22 games played ... notched at least one hit in 11 of those games ... hit .222 with 14 total hits, 11 runs scored and five RBI ... knocked out two doubles ... went 3-for-5 with a double as the starting short stop against St. Bonaventure (2/28) ... went 2-for-5 with a season-best four runs scored plus an RBI against James Madison (3/14).
Heartland CC: Started 50 games for a Hawks team that was ranked as high as No. 4 in the country and posted a 42-9-1 record ... batted .381 with 20 extra base hits - 15 doubles, two triples and three home runs ... drove in 42 runs and scored 41 more ... reached base at a .428 clip ... successful on 16-of-17 stolen base attempts ... led the Hawks with 101 assists and helped turn 17 double plays ... played in 33 games as a freshman with 26 starts ... batted .349 in 83 at-bats ... scored 28 runs ... attended the same community college as Illinois State teammates Cory Stonelake and Ty Wiesemeyer.
Lane Tech: Three-year starter and two-time captain for the Indians ... batted .370 with a home run and 30 RBI during senior season ... also knocked 11 doubles ... a three-time selection to the Chicago Public League All-Conference Team .. named to the Pioneer Press All-Area Team ... named team MVP after senior campaign ... earned team's defensive player of the year honor as a junior and was tabbed newcomer of the year after sophomore season ... helped Lane Tech capture three conference titles and win two city championships ... team won regionals during his sophomore season.
Personal: Born 10-17-88 in Chicago ... son of Stanley and Yolanda Colon ... has two sisters, Yolanda and Mylene, and a brother, Demetrius ... major: recreation and park administration