HIGH SCHOOL: Athletic player who played a wide variety of positions during his career for coach Dan Gouin at King & Low-Heywood Thomas HS ... played defensive end, fullback, tailback, tight end, wide receiver, defensive tackle, linebacker and quarterback at times ... 2 stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... PrepStar All-Big East/Independent region ... ranked as the 15th-best player in New England by SuperPrep and 20th by Scout.com ... Boston Globe all-league as a senior ... two-time team captain ... had an interesting season ... primarily a defensive end, but played four games at quarterback due to the team's injuries ... also saw time at running back ... finished with 86 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks on defense ... rushed 66 times for 676 yards and touchdowns, and completed 13 of 40 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns ... caught 18 passes for 202 yards and eight touchdowns ... made more than 50 tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks during his junior campaign ... rushed for more than 850 yards and 10 touchdowns to earn all-New England honors ... also played basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: Nathaniel Allen Collins ... born 12-14-87 in White Plains, N.Y. ... son of Rosalind and Allen Collins ... has an older sister Alisha ... father played basketball at Alaska-Anchorage (1979-80) ... his sister played basketball at Stonehill College in Massachusetts where she earned ECAC Division II Player of the Year, WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, and Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year accolades.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Blanding is a Sporting News All-American
Football | 12/7/2016
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding was named to the second team of the Sporting News' 2016 All-Am...
UVA Football Honored by AFCA For Graduation Rate
Football | 12/5/2016
The Virginia football team was one of 75 institutions recognized this week by the American...
Kiser Named a CoSIDA Football Academic All-American
Football | 12/1/2016
Virginia inside linebacker Micah Kiser has been named to the 2016 College Sports Information...
Blanding, Conte and Kiser Highlight All-ACC Honorees
Football | 11/28/2016
Free safety Quin Blanding, punter Nicholas Conte and inside linebacker Micah Kiser highlight...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Head Into Offseason on Humbling Note
Football | 11/27/2016
UVA finished its first season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall with a 2-10 record after losing ...
Virginia Drops Season Finale to Virginia Tech, 52-10
Football | 11/26/2016
Sam Rogers ran for a career-best 105 yards and two touchdowns and Virginia Tech tuned up for...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Look to End Drought Saturday
Football | 11/25/2016
At noon Saturday, Virginia (2-9, 1-6) closes the season against ACC rival Virginia Tech (8-3, 5-2...
UVA Concludes Season at Virginia Tech on Saturday
Football | 11/21/2016
Virginia and Virginia Tech will play a nationally-televised game on Saturday afternoon on ESPN2.
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