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Lindenstein: Former Boulder Panther Colter named Big Ten offensive Player of Week

Associated Press
Former Boulder High/Cherry Creek quarterback Kain Colter (2) evades the tackle of Nebraska’s Ciante Evans during Northwestern’s upset win in Lincoln on Saturday.

There was a Boulder-Fairview battle of sorts going on last weekend 500 miles from Boulder.

Former Boulder High quarterback Kain Colter led Northwestern to a 28-25 upset victory at Nebraska.

Colter, who played two years at BHS before transferring to Cherry Creek, rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns, threw for 115 yards and a score, and caught three passes for 57 yards.

More on his efforts vs. Nebraska here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-1106-northwestern-nebraska-football–20111106,0,6089976.story

And on being named co-Big Ten Player of the Week here: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/colleges/8677583-419/northwestern-qb-kain-colter-named-co-player-of-week.html

The performance came against a Huskers squad that features a rising receiver in former Fairview star Kenny Bell, who had five catches for 58 yards and a TD in the game.

Regardless of which side you were on when Colter’s father Spencer was fired as coach at BHS — leading to Kain’s transfer — it’s great to see that the kid’s been able to persevere through the tough situation and find success, first at Cherry Creek and now at Northwestern.

Only a sophomore, we figure to be reading and seeing more of the versatile, playmaking Colter in the years to come.