In football, the receiver position historically has either attracted or created guys who crave attention. There are plenty of exceptions, but since they neither attract nor crave attention we often don’t know who they are.
One of those guys is Saints receiver Marques Colston. Against the Falcons on Sunday, he became the leading receiver in franchise history with a touchdown reception in the first half.
So what happened when Colston made his 533rd career reception? As explained by Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times Picayune, Colston simply pointed to the sky and then retrieved the ball.
After the game, Colston was handed a game ball. But there was no other fanfare. While some receivers would have assumed the “hurt bunny” demeanor if the game hadn’t been stopped for the appropriate showering of praise, that’s not Colston.
It holds back guys like Colston, because we tend to pay attention to the guys who seek it. In this case, we’re paying attention to Colston even though he doesn’t.