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#3 Alex Collins
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 216
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: South Plantation HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Alex Collins Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/16/2013

#RAZORFACTS

  • SEC Freshman of the Year, Associated Press (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)
  • FWAA Freshman All-American (2013)
  • Sporting News Freshman All-American (2013)
  • Athlon Freshman All-American First Team (2013)
  • Phil Steele Freshman All-American First Team (2013)
  • College Football News All-Freshman First Team (2013)
  • Bleacher Report Freshman All-American (2013)
  • 247Sports True Freshman All-American First Team (2013)
  • Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC Third Team (2013)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (9/16/13)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (9/9/13)
  • 247Sports True Freshman of the Week (9/9/13)
  • Preseason Athlon All-Freshman First Team

2013: Collins was named SEC Freshman of the Year, a Freshman All-American and to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... he became the first freshman in SEC history to start his career with three straight 100-yard rushing games and the first true freshman in FBS since Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson in 2004 ... Collins became the second freshman in school history, 10th true freshman in SEC history and 68th true freshman in NCAA history to reach 1,000 rushing yards, finishing the season with 1,026 on 190 carries with four touchdowns ... he added 63 yards on 11 receptions for a team-high 1,089 all-purpose yards ... he teamed with Jonathan Williams to produce Arkansas’ second pair of teammates to each rush for at least 900 yards in the season ... his four 100-yard rushing games ranked second in school history among freshmen and tied for second in the nation for 2013 freshmen ... he was named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SEC Third Team ... he led all NCAA freshmen in rushing yards and ranked seventh in the SEC with an average of 85.5 rushing yards per game ... Collins ranked 14th in the NCAA, first among freshmen, with 382 rushing yards against ranked opponents ... he ranked second in the SEC and 13th in the country with 355 4th-quarter rushing yards, and his nine rushes of 10-plus yards in the 4th quarter tied for first in the SEC and for 19th in the country ... his 16 rushes of 10-plus yards on 2nd down tied for the conference lead and for 10th in the nation, and he was fourth in the conference and tied for 29th in the country with 25 1st-down rushes on 2nd down ... he opened his career with 131 yards on 21 carries vs. Louisiana, becoming the first Arkansas freshman to top 100 rushing yards in his collegiate debut since Felix Jones in 2005 ... the next week he rushed for 172 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries and was named SEC Freshman of the Week ... he earned the conference’s Freshman of the Week nod again the next week after his 25-carry, 115-yard, one-touchdown performance vs. Southern Miss ... he rushed 16 times for 63 yards and caught one nine-yard pass at Rutgers ... he topped 100 yards again vs. No. 10 Texas A&M, finishing the game with 116 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries plus one four-yard reception ... in a return to his home state, he led Arkansas in rushing and receiving with 54 yards on 13 carries and 45 yards on five catches at No. 18 Florida ... he rushed 10 times for 69 yards and one touchdown and caught one six-yard pass vs. No. 14 South Carolina. At No. 1 Alabama, he rushed 18 times for 77 yards and made one reception ... He gained 92 yards on 18 carries vs. No. 8 Auburn. At Ole Miss, he collected 57 yards rushing on 10 carries and also caught two passes ... he gained 52 yards on 10 carries vs. Mississippi State and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark at No. 15 LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: Collins was ranked as the No. 1 running back in the country, No. 5 prospect in Florida and No. 17 overall in the nation by 247Sports.com ... he was tabbed as the No. 3 running back in the nation by Scout.com and as the No. 20 overall prospect in Florida and No. 13 running back in the country by Rivals.com ... he rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior despite missing three games due to injury, helping South Plantation to nine wins, the district title and a berth in the 8A state playoffs ... following his senior season, he was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, where he was teammates with fellow UA signee Austin Allen ... he was named Broward County Player of the Year as a junior after rushing for 1,786 yards and 28 touchdowns as the Paladins earned seven victories and qualified for the state playoffs ... he was coached at South Plantation by Doug Gatewood ... Collins also played lacrosse and ran the third leg on South Plantation’s state-champion 4x100 relay, leading to him being named the 2013 Broward County Male Athlete of the Year ... he picked Arkansas over Miami, Florida State, Florida and Wisconsin. 

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1994, he is the son of Johnny Collins, Jr., and Andrea McDonald.


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