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Payton McCollum
Coaching Assistant

Biography

Payton McCollum enters his second season with the Detroit Lions as a coaching assistant after joining the team in 2016. In addition to assisting Head Coach Jim Caldwell with day-to-day tasks, he works directly with the wide receivers in all facets of game preparation in the meeting room and on the practice field.

Payton McCollum enters his second season with the Detroit Lions as a coaching assistant after joining the team in 2016. In addition to assisting Head Coach Jim Caldwell with day-to-day tasks, he works directly with the wide receivers in all facets of game preparation in the meeting room and on the practice field.

Prior to Detroit, McCollum served as an offensive quality control coach at FCS Campbell University, where he assisted with the development and coaching of the team’s quarterbacks and wide receivers. He was also tasked with recruiting the upstate region of South Carolina and national offensive prospects. McCollum began his coaching career during the 2013 season as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, Mount Tabor (N.C.) High School.

McCollum was a three-year letterman as a wide receiver at Catawba College, graduating in 2013 with a degree in economics and finance and a minor in business administration. After graduation, the Winston Salem, N.C. native spent 18 months working for BB&T as a commercial credit analyst.

MCCOLLUM’S COACHING BACKGROUND

Detroit Lions................................................................ 2016-

      Coaching Assistant................................................. 2016-

Campbell University.................................................... 2015

      Offensive Quality Control........................................ 2015

Mount Tabor (N.C.) High School................................ 2013

      Volunteer Assistant Coach...................................... 2013

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