Jim Collins (American football)

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Jim Collins
No. 50, 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-06-11) June 11, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth: Orange, New Jersey
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 6
Sacks: 4.5
Fumble recoveries: 6
Player stats at NFL.com

James Brian Collins (born June 11, 1958) is a former American football linebacker and National Football League Pro Bowler.

Collins graduated from West Morris Mendham High School in the Class of 1976, where, as a Senior, he helped lead his high school football team to a still standing club record 8 shutouts and its only State Championship victory to date. He subsequently attended Syracuse University on a full athletic scholarship at linebacker. In 1980 Collins was an honorable mention All-American by the AP. He was later named to the Syracuse all-century team.[1]

Collins was selected in the 2nd round (43rd overall pick) of the 1981 NFL Draft at linebacker by the Los Angeles Rams. He played in the NFL for seven seasons with the Rams (1981–1988), and spent his final season with the San Diego Chargers (1989).

Collins was considered a leader of the Rams' defense of the mid-1980s.[2] He made one appearance in the NFL Pro Bowl while with the L.A. Rams[3] and was All-Pro in (1984 and 1985).

He also appeared in the 1985 team promotional video "Ram It", where he goes by the nickname "Babyface" and refers to himself as a "tacklin' fool on the football field."

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