- Colver standout was a first-team All-American at Penn State, where coach Bob Higgins called him “the best center I ever saw.”
- Three-year starter at Penn State as a center and linebacker.
- Won numerous scholastic awards for football and performed so well at Penn State that the Pittsburgh Steelers erroneously drafted him in 1939 when he still was a student.
- Was drafted after college, but did not pursue a pro career.
- In Penn State’s 1939 game against Pittsburgh, he recovered a Pitt fumble at the Panthers’ 22-yard line, leading to the game’s only touchdown. Penn State won 10-0 for its first victory over Pitt in 20 years.
- As a senior in 1940, captained a 6-1-1 team.
- Selected as a co-captain for the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco.
- Played for the Jersey City Giants, a semi-pro team, in 1947 and 1948.