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Cory Collins
Cory Collins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

High School:
Egg Harbor

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 206

Position:
Strong Safety



AT TECH: Three-year starter at strong safety who started his final 31 games . . . Moved into the starting lineup midway through the 2000 season . . . Career totals of 192 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three interceptions and 15 pass breakups.

2002: Tech?s fifth-leading tackler with 64 hits, including seven tackles for loss . . . Also haD an interception and five pass breakups . . . Made one of the biggest defensive plays of the season in Tech?s 24-17 victory over 8th-ranked NC State when he stripped the ball from Wolfpack tailback T.A. McLendon in the fourth quarter . . . Made a season-high nine tackles, an interception and two pass breakups in Tech?s win over Brigham Young.

2001: Tech?s fourth-leading tackler with 74 hits, including four tackles for loss . . . Also had two interceptions and nine pass breakups . . . Made eight tackles, two pass breakups and a game-ending interception in Tech?s win over Wake Forest . . . Career-high 15 tackles against Florida State with two tackles for loss . . . Added 12 tackles against Virginia . . . Had an interception and a tackle for loss in Tech?s win over North Carolina . . . Caused two fumbles against Navy and recovered one.

2000: Moved into the starting lineup at strong safety for the final four games . . . Seventh on the team in tackles with 44, along with two tackles for loss and one sack . . . In his first game as a starter, he had a career-best nine tackles in the Jackets? win at Clemson . . . Made a big play in Tech?s win over Georgia when he sacked Bulldog quarterback Cory Phillips and caused a fumble that led to a Tech touchdown . . . Had eight tackles with one tackle for loss against Duke . . . Missed the Wake Forest game with a sprained knee.

1999: Earned playing time as a true freshman at both free safety and cornerback and also played on special teams . . . Played in eight games and made 10 tackles . . . Started the Clemson game at free safety and had three tackles . . . Also saw significant playing time against Maryland with 35 snaps and three tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-America by USA Today . . . The Northeast Defensive Player of the Year by SuperPrep, which also tabbed him all-America, the No. 3 prospect in New Jersey and the No. 8 skilled athlete in the nation . . . As a senior had 70 tackles and five interceptions and returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown . . . Also rushed for 1,080 yards and 16 touchdowns . . . Prep all-America by Prep Star . . . Ranked the No. 2 running back in New Jersey by the Tom Lemming Report . . . Named all-state by the Newark Star-Ledger . . . As a junior, he had 39 tackles and four interceptions . . . Also rushed for 638 yards on only 38 carries, a 16.8 average, and four touchdowns, while catching nine passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns . . . Also returned a punt for a score . . . State champion in the 100 meters as a junior . . . Earned three letters in football, one in basketball and four in track . . . Played for coach Tony DeRosa at Egg Harbor Township High.

PERSONAL: Full name is Cory John Collins . . . Parents are Harding and Deborah Rice . . . Born March 20, 1981 . . . Majoring in Management . . . Earned his degree in December, 2003.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2002 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Vandy? 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UConn? 1-0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson? 4-1-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 BYU? 5-4-9 1-0 0 0 0 1-0 1 UNC? 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 0 1 WFU? 3-6-9 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 5-1-6 1-12 1-12 0 0 0 0 Virginia? 6-1-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 NC State? 2-1-3 0 0 1 0 0 0 FSU? 2-2-4 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 Duke? 4-2-6 1-8 1-8 0 0 0 1 Georgia? 3-2-5 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 Fres St.? 2-3-5 0 0 0 0 0 0

2001 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR Syracuse? 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Citadel? 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Navy? 5-0-5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 Clemson? 7-2-9 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 Duke? 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State? 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 UNC? 3-1-4 1-1 0 0 0 1-7 1 0 Virginia? 10-2-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WFU? 7-1-8 0 0 0 0 1-0 3 0 Georgia? 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FSU? 8-7-15 2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stan.?# 4-3-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2000 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR UCF 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FSU 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Navy 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State 4-1-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WFU DNP?Injured Duke 6-2-8 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson? 6-3-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 5-2-7 1-9 1-9 1 0 0 1 1 LSU?# 2-4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1999 Ply P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR Navy DNP FSU DNP UCF 0 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland 35 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC DNP?Injured Duke 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State 5 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 8 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson? 80 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WFU 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami# 5 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-GS P-A Total TFL Sck FC FR Int PB 1999 8-1 8-2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2000 10-4 32-12 44 2-11 1-9 1 0 0 1 2001 12-12 53-21 74 4-8 0 2 1 2-7 9 2002 13-13 38-26 64 7-25 2-20 1 0 1-0 5 Total 43-30 131-61 192 13-44 3-29 4 1 3-7 15

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 15 vs. Florida State, 2001 TFL: 2 vs. Florida State, 2001 Int: 1 vs. North Carolina, 2001; Wake Forest, 2001 PB: 3 vs. Wake Forest, 2001

? Game started # Bowl game statistics from 1999-2001 do not count in season or career totals

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