Andre' Collins


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Andre' Collins is the honoree for Mt. Holly Pro Day 2002.

Collins attended Cinnaminson High School where he began as a cornerback and receiver, but shifted to safety and running back his junior year. During his senior year, Collins was an All-South Jersey defensive selection by the Courier-Post and was a Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club scholar-athlete. Collins was also in the first group of inductees to the Cinnaminson High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

Collins accepted a scholarship to Penn State and saw action as a freshman helping the #2 Nittany Lions upset #1 Miami 14-10 in the Fiesta Bowl to capture the 1986 National Championship.

Andre' emerged as one of the country’s top linebackers by his senior year garnering All-American honors and one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation’s top linebacker.

Washington Redskins Andre' Collins can claim an outstanding career in professional football.  He was selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft. Collins added a Super Bowl ring to his hardware collection his second season (1991) as the Redskins toppled the Buffalo Bills 37-24 in Super Bowl XXVI.

Collins left Washington for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1995 and also played for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions before retiring in 1999. He finished his pro career with 25.5 sacks and 13 interceptions. He played linebacker for a total of 10 years in the NFL.

Though retired from football, Andre' is still active with the NFL. He serves as Director of Retired Players for the National Football League Players Association which works to ensure retirees make successful post-football transitions. Additionally, Andre' is an artist and has had his work shown at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Folklife Festival and DC Live. 

Our congratulations to Andre' for his good works on and off of the field.

 

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