Brandon Collins

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Brandon Collins
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Brenham, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Brenham (TX)
College: Southeastern Louisiana
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 2
Receiving yards: 47
Receiving TDs: 1
Tackles: 1.5
Return yards: 27
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Brandon Collins (born April 21, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.

College career[edit]

Collins played 2 seasons at the University of Texas before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2007, Collins played in 7 games as a freshman and had 2 special teams tackles. As a sophomore at Texas in 2008, he played in 12 games with 3 starts and caught 35 passes for 430 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was academically ineligible for the 2009 season. He was kicked of the Texas team when he was arrested for aggravated robbery.[1] In 2011, he caught 61 passes for 746 yards and 5 touchdowns. In his first season at Southeast Louisiana, Collins played in all 11 games with 8 starts and was second on the team with 56 catches for a team-high 875 yards (15.6-yard avg.) and 4 touchdowns. He also returned 13 punts for 88 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Collins was signed on May 14, 2012 by the New York Giants.[2] On June 24, 2013, Collins was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program regarding substances of abuse.[3] On August 25, 2013, he was cut by the Giants.[4]

In 2015, Collins joined the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League. After making two receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown, Collins was placed on reassignment on June 1, 2015.

On June 2, 2015, Collins was claimed by the Spokane Shock. On June 4, 2015, Collins was traded back to the SaberCats.

With the SaberCats not playing during the 2016 season, Collins was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants' Brandon Collins suspended for four games for violating substance-abuse policy". Scout. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former Lion Brandon Collins Signs Free Agent Deal With New York Giants". Sports NOLA. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Giants Wide Receiver Brandon Collins Suspended For First 4 Games Of Season". CBS News New York. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 26, 2013). "LB Aaron Curry among players released". Giants.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013.