B-CU Alumnus Nick Collins Joins the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Former Bethune-Cookman standout Nick Collins joins some of the greatest players in pro football history as the Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied professional sports franchises, enshrines him in its Hall of Fame Saturday evening. A second-round draft pick in 2005, Collins played seven seasons for the Packers, posting 21 interceptions and 83 pass breakups. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection from 2008-10, becoming the first Packers safety since LeRoy Butler in 1996-98 to accomplish the feat.
At Super Bowl XLV, Collins’ 36-yard interception return for a touchdown helped the Packers take an early 14-0 lead en route to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Collins was an Associate Press third-team Division I-AA All-American and a first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player his senior season, leading the league with six interceptions, including a last-minute pick against Florida A&M that helped send the game into overtime and an eventual 58-52 Wildcat victory.
After his retirement, Collins returned to Bethune-Cookman to earned his Bachelor’s degree. For more information contact Dan Ryan- firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-481-2240. Follow Bethune-Cookman’s official athletic department and football twitter feeds -- @bcuathletics and @bcugridiron – for updates.
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