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Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin’ Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the “meet and greet” at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Austin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week.

Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday.

Collie chatted with the kids about what it’s like playing football, both as an Oak Ridge Trojan and a starting NFL receiver, while roughly a dozen other kids hovered nearby, gobbling frozen yogurt and sneaking glances.

The prize was arranged by Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt co-owner Maria Thomas and friends of the Collie family.

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