Cecil Collins (American football)
November 19, 1976|
Fort Knox, Kentucky
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Leesville (LA)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134|
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Collins attended Leesville High School in Leesville in Vernon Parish in western Louisiana. There, he amassed 99 touchdowns and 7,833 yards over his high school football career including 3,079 yards during his senior season. Leesville was the 4A state runner-up that year and Collins was selected as Louisiana's very first "Mr. Football".
After sitting out his freshman year, Collins began his football career at LSU by sitting out the first game of the season, serving a suspension for breaking team rules. Collins compiled 596 yards in his first four games before breaking his leg in the game against Vanderbilt.
Collins was selected as the first pick in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Dolphins out of McNeese State University by then coach-general manager Jimmy Johnson. He appeared in eight games in the 1999 season, accumulating 414 yards and two touchdowns.