Enters the fall competing for playing time at right guard • Played primarily on special teams in 2010 and 2011 • Saw action at guard against James Madison and Wake Forest in 2011 • Redshirted in 2009.
East Forsyth High School
Member of North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team • Considered the No. 12 player in North Carolina and the No. 38 tackle in the country by Rivals.com • Ranked among the top 30 prospects in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer and SuperPrep • Among the top 100 offensive tackles by Rivals.com • Member of PrepStar’s High School All-Atlantic Region Team • Anchored the East Forsyth offensive line at left tackle during the 2008 season as the Eagles produced a 10-1 regular season record and earned the West’s No. 2 overall seeding in the NCHSAA 4-AA state playoffs • Team was undefeated in the Metro Conference • Did not allow a sack and collected approximately 60 pancake blocks as a senior • Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior and was tied for the most votes • All-Northwest North Carolina and All-Metro Conference as a junior and senior • Team captain as a senior • Member of the Triad Sports Weekly Super 25 in each of his final two seasons • Coached by Todd Willert.
Son of Rene’ and Buddy Collins • Born Jan. 6, 1991 • If he could play for any NFL team it would be the San Diego Chargers • Dream job is to be a professional fisherman • Favorite TV shows are “24” and “South Park” • Favorite food is steak • People with the biggest impact on his life have been his father, Buddy, and his high school football coach, Todd Willert • Double major in political science and peace, war and defense.