In his rookie year, 2017, DB Adrian Colbert played in 14 games, racking up impressive stats; 32 tackles, 2 FFs, 1 FR and 5 PDs, while adding 6 special teams tackles. Fans quickly took notice when #38 (turned in his rookie number for #27 this year) stepped onto the field anticipating a great defensive play. Contributing to the excitement generated during the latter part of last season, fans cannot wait to see what he accomplishes on the field this year.
Why LOTE loves him
Not only is Colbert an amazing athlete, he also naturally aligns with LOTE’s mission to make a positive impact through education, support, and hard work on underserved communities and for those of any gender overcoming adversity. He personally overcame adversity and has a long history of paying it forward through dedicating his time and resources to the community. When he was 9, he suffered a life-threatening injury after being hit by a car. Upon his recovery, his family moved to a new city that did not feel like home. He found comfort with the Clarke family who loved and supported him alongside his family, encouraging him to continue to work hard and become the elite athlete he is today. Colbert attended the Ladies of the Empire annual mixer last year. He was so fun, approachable and engaging. He left a lasting impression with everyone who attended. While at the mixer, Colbert donated to our fundraising efforts and encouraged others to do the same throughout the evening. When Colbert was interviewed by the 49ers he stated “My cause is Social Equality…I want to help make a positive change the world and find a solution to the issues I dealt with growing up.”
Colbert is an amazing person with a huge charitable heart and incredible skills on the field which is why we love him being a part of the 49ers family and we look forward to cheering for #27 for many seasons to come.