And now he's being rewarded.
Colburn was named on Thursday night as one of five finalists for South Carolina's coveted Mr. Football award, given to the state's top player.
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Colburn is averaging nearly eight yards a carry and has scored 13 touchdowns in five games. He has been hampered the past two weeks with an ankle injury.
Colburn has carried 91 times for 716 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He's one of 18 commitments for the Cardinals in the Class of 2015 and is expected to sign with U of L in February.
The award will be given on Dec. 13.