Jed Collins

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Jed Collins
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Collins in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 45     Detroit Lions
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: San Juan Capistrano, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Mission Viejo (CA)
College: Washington State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2011 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Rushing attempts 19
Rushing yards 49
Rushing TDs 3
Receptions 39
Receiving yards 174
Receiving TDs 4
Stats at NFL.com

Jedidiah Gabriel "Jed" Collins (born March 3, 1986) is an American football fullback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Collins was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Collins played college football at Washington State.

Collins played three seasons for the New Orleans Saints. Collins has also been a member of the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans.

Early life[edit]

Collins was a two-sport letterman (football and basketball) at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, California. One of his teammates on both the football and basketball teams was future NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez. He was recruited to Washington State as a linebacker but played primarily at tight end, setting a school record in 2007 for most catches by a tight end.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Collins was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 3, 2008. He was released from the practice squad on October 21. Collins was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on October 28, 2008, but was released on November 24. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns on November 26, 2008, and was a member of the active roster for two games before he was waived and re-signed to the team's practice squad on December 11. He was not re-signed by the Browns following the 2008 season.

Collins was signed to a two-year contract by the Kansas City Chiefs on January 8, 2009, but was waived during final cuts on September 4. He was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad on November 4, but was released on November 24. He was re-signed to the Browns' practice squad on December 2, and was re-signed after the conclusion of the 2009 season on January 7, 2010. He was waived by the Browns prior to the start of training camp on June 15.

Collins was signed by the Tennessee Titans on August 6, 2010,[3] but was waived during final cuts on September 4. He was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad on September 23. After Heath Evans retired, Collins became the Saints' starting fullback. He also served as the Saints' backup long snapper behind Justin Drescher.

Collins was a restricted free agent after the 2013 season, but the Saints decided not to make him a qualifying tender offer to retain him. On March 19, 2014 Collins signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, where his offensive coordinator will be former Saints coach Joe Lombardi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erica Beck, "Jed Collins: More Than Just a Football Player", Washington State University, September 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Craig Smith, "WSU Football Notebook:| Collins expects to play", Seattle Times, November 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "Jed Collins RB #46". titansonline.com. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ Lions agree to terms with FB Jed Collins detroitlions.com, March 19, 2014

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