Accumulated 92 tackles and earned First Team All-Conference USA honors. Totaled 20 tackles for loss and 10 sacks - both ranking fifth in the single-season school record book. No other Rebel had more than 2.5 sacks. He also caused four fumbles and knocked down five passes.
He posted three double-digit tackle performances during the year including a season-high 13 against Nebraska and 10 versus Boise State. Collins is the 42nd first-team defensive honoree for Southern Miss in Conference USA since its inaugural season in 1996.
Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl: Added four solo tackles on the game ... 2011 (Jr.): Converted to his third position in as many years as the Bandit end in the 4-2-5 defense ... Had his best statistical season with 98 tackles (58 solo, 40 assisted) ... Led the team in tackles for loss with 19.5, ranking him No. 10 nationally, and was second on the squad with 6.5 sacks ... Returned his lone interception of the season 97 yards, a then-school record, at East Carolina (11/5) ... Broke up eight passes and forced one fumble ... Had a season-high 11 tackles at Navy (10/8) ... Started all 13 games ... 2010 Beef O'Brady's Bowl: Recorded five total tackles, four solo and one assisted ... Forced a fumble
Made switch from defensive back to linebacker ... An honorable mention All-Conference USA selection ... Played in all 12 games and has started in six of the last seven contests ... Finished the regular season second on the squad in tackles with 71 (41 solos) ... Posted season-high 10 tackles versus UAB (10/30) ... Had at least five tackles in 10 games during the year, including nine against Tulane (11/6) ... Posted two of his 2.5 sacks at UCF (11/13) for 10 yards ... Recovered a fumble for 13 yards against Tulsa (11/26) ... Picked off two passes including a 32-yard return for a touchdown against East Carolina (10/9) ... Added a pick against UAB for five yards ... Totaled two pass breakups ... Notched a fumble recovery for 13 yards against Tulsa
2009 New Orleans Bowl: Recorded three solo tackles ... Also blocked a field goal attempt ... 2009 (Fr.): Saw action in all 13 games ... Tallied 48 total tackles (27 solo and 21 assisted) with three tackles for loss for 12 yards and two sacks for 10 yards ... Returned two fumbles for 16 yards and forced one fumble ... Had first career touchdown on a fumble return of 16 yards against Tulane (10/24) ... Added a kick return of 33 yards against Virginia (9/19) ... Tallied a career-high 14 tackles at Houston, while adding nine at Kansas (9/26) ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester
Played at Franklin County High School for coach Trent Hammond where he played quarterback as well as a linebacker... A three-star athlete by Rivals.com, who was ranked No. 68 at that position in the country and No. 21 overall in the state of Mississippi ... A three-star prospect by Scout.com ... Named 1st team All-State by the Clarion Ledger ... Was Max Lemming's of MaxPreps.com's No. 12 combo passer in the country ... Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game ... Recorded a solo tackle in that contest ... Had over 1, 200 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing while leading his team to the state championship game in 2007 ... Led team to the Class 3A State Championship during his first year at quarterback, accounting for over 2, 000 yards of offense and 26 TDs for the 2006 season.