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Nate  Collins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

High School:
King & Low-Heywood Thomas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 281

Position:
NT

Experience:
1L

AT VIRGINIA: 2006--Played in all 12 games as a key reserve on the defensive line ... played mostly nose tackle ... had 17 tackles with a season high of three vs. Duke and NC State ... recorded his first sack in UVa's 37-0 win at Duke ... tied for third on the team with five quarterback pressures ... had two tackles for loss in first game vs. Pittsburgh ... made two more tackles for loss in Duke game and forced a fumble in that game ... earned his first letter.

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.

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