40  O.C Collins
O.C Collins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dacula, GA

High School:
Dacula HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


2002: Was the most decorated of the Memphis freshmen in 2002. One of the more impressive true freshmen in the nation during the 2002 season ... Saw action in a reserve role in the season opener against Murray State and was credited with seven tackles and one pass interception which he returned for 35 yards ... Became the Memphis starter at safety for the Ole Miss game and totaled six tackles against the Rebels ... Improved his play the following week against Southern Miss when he tallied 12 tackles including five solo hits ... Pulled in his second pass interception against Tulane and returned it 48 yards ... Also had seven tackles in the win over the Green Wave ... Had double-digit tackles in the UAB game with 10 hits, including nine solo tackles ... Had seven solo tackles against Cincinnati and six on national TV against Louisville ... Gained his team leading third pass interception of the season in the Memphis win over Army ... Finished the season as the team's second leading tackler and co-leader in pass interceptions ... Was ranked fifth in the nation in tackles among true freshmen at NCAA 1-A institutions ... For his play, was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-America team, the Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team and The Sporting News Freshman All-Conference USA Team ... Was picked on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...

Prep: Was a four-year starter at Dacula High ... Was named to the 2001 Georgia All-State team (2nd) ... Played both quarterback and safety as a senior ... Was credited with a team leading 115 tackles, two pass interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 2001 ... Played quarterback and free safety and led his team in tackles as a junior ... Logged 130 tackles during his junior season ... During senior season helped his team to a 10-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs ... Team reached the quarterfinals ... Was named the Atlanta Constitution-Journal Player of the Week in 2001 for his play against No. 3 ranked Collins Hill ... Was named to the all-county team in 2001 ... Logged two pass interceptions and returned one 55-yards for a touchdown in upset win ... Is ranked fifth in Dacula High history in pass interceptions with 11 and third in longest interception return for a touchdown (56 yards) ... Career totals read 317 tackles, 11 pass interceptions and seven fumble recoveries ... Has been timed at 4.47 in forty yard dash at the Georgia Tech camp ... Rated as the number 49 prospect in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep Football Magazine ... Was recruited by Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Louisville ... Was an honor roll student at Dacula High ... Is the son of Randall and Tammy Expose ... Played for coach Kevin Maloof at Dacula High ...

Born: 10/22/83.

COLLIN'S CAREER STATISTICS

Tackles G/S UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL Sack

2002
2003
2004
2005
Total

12/11
13/11
12/12
11/9
48/43
53
23
41
40
157
22
13
39
15
89
75
36
80
55
246
0
0
0
0
0
3-83
1-6
2-23
2-0
8-112
0-0
1.0-1
5.0-38
1.0-4
7.0-43

0-0
0-0
2-30
0-0
2-30

COLLIN'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles/Game: 12 vs Southern Miss (`02)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 9 vs UAB (`02)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 7 vs Southern Miss (`02)
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Murray St., Tulane & Army (`02)
Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 48 vs Tulane (`02)
Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 1 vs Murray St., Ole Miss & Miss St. (`02)

Game-By-Game Review

Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFLs QB FR PB Int/Yds
8/31/02 Murray State 4 3 7 0/0 0/0 0 1 1/35
9/7/02 Ole Miss 5 1 6 0/0 0/0 0 1 0/0
9/14/02 Southern Miss 5 7 12 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/21/02 Tulane 5 2 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 1/48
9/28/02 UAB 9 1 10 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/8/02 Louisville 3 3 6 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/19/02 Miss State 2 2 4 0/0 0/0 0 1 0/0
10/26/02 Cincinnati 7 0 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/2/02 Houston 3 0 3 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/9/02 South Florida 3 0 3 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/23/02 Army 2 1 3 0/0 0/0 0 0 1/0
11/30/02 TCU 5 2 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0

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