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Kendrick Celestine
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Kendrick Celestine 115116
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
City/State: Mamou, La.
High School: Mamou
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-Enters the fall listed third at the "H" receiver position.  He caught six passes for 88 yards in the three main spring scrimmages.  One of the faster players on the team with 4.35 speed in the 40 (and logged a 4.03 time in the pro agility test).

2009 (Jr.-RS)-Redshirted; he worked to regain his status (and scholarship) on the team after leaving the program early in the 2008 season.  He needed to catch up academically but practiced most of the fall at wide receiver. 

2008 (Soph.)-He played in the first two games of the season (Colorado State, Eastern Washington), but left the team on Sept. 21 for personal reasons.  He caught five passes for 46 yards in his brief action (9.2 per, no touchdowns), catching one for 35 yards against the Rams in Denver and four balls for 11 yards against EWU.

2007 (Fr.)-He saw action in 12 games, with two starts (versus Oklahoma and Alabama, the latter in the Independence Bowl; he did not play at Iowa State), becoming more involved in the offense as the season progressed.  He finished the regular season with 11 receptions for 151 yards, averaging a healthy 13.7 yards per catch (long of 37, which came against Miami-Ohio), and also ran the ball six times on handoffs down the line or reverses, picking up 27 yards (long of 17).  He had three catches against Kansas and Nebraska.  He earned nine first downs (2 rush, 7 receiving), including four for first downs in third/fourth down situations. 

HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, he was an All-Southwest team performer by SuperPrep, which ranked him as the No. 23 player in the state of Louisiana (the fifth wide receiver).  A three-year letterman in football, he was named first-team All-State, All-Central Louisiana, All-District and All-Parrish as a senior.  Playing his first season at wide receiver, he caught 45 passes for 936 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 19 rushes for 215 yards and two touchdowns and added another score on a kickoff return.  As a junior, he was named honorable mention All-State and was a first-team All-Central Louisiana, All-District and All-Parrish selection. Playing quarterback out of necessity for his team, he threw for 1,446 yards and 11 touchdowns while running for 800 yards and 10 scores. As a sophomore, he was named first-team All-Central Louisiana, All-District and All-Parrish. Playing in more of a passing offense at quarterback, he threw for 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns; he also ran for 200 yards and four scores. His top game as a sophomore came in a 36-31 win against Westminster when he passed for 300 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 100 yards and a score. In his senior season, he had three receiving touchdowns in a win over Madison. In the same season, he had nine receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a loss against Welch. His performance included a school-record 99-yard touchdown reception. Under head coach Joe Desselle, Mamou was 9-3 in Celestine's senior season, advancing to the second round of the playoffs. His team missed the playoffs in his junior season and went 12-1 in his sophomore campaign, losing in the finals of the state playoffs. He also lettered three times in basketball, earning first-team All-District and All-Parrish honors his freshman through junior seasons.  He lettered four times in track, as he was the Parrish and district champion in the 100-meter run and was second in the region (10.6 is his best time) as a junior, when his 4 x 100 relay team also won Parrish and District titles.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Psychology at Colorado.  He was on the merit roll as a junior in high school.

PERSONAL-Born January 30, 1989, in Mamou, La. His hobbies include running, working out and sport training. His father, Mack Guillory, Jr., is a high school basketball coach, while an uncle, Myron Guillory, played college basketball at Virginia Tech and was part of the 1995 NIT championship team; he was an assistant basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Colorado State under former coach Dale Layer. Celestine had a job working as a valet driver at a Casino his senior year of high school.  (Last name is pronounced cell-uh-steen)

Receiving High Games
Season G No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec Yds
2007 11 11 151 13.7 0 37 3 37
2008 2 5 46 9.2 0 35 4 35
Totals 13 16 197 12.3 0 37 4 37

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Rushing: 6-27, 4.5 avg., 17 long (2007).

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