Landon Collins

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Landon Collins
Alabama Crimson TideNo. 26
Defensive backSophomore
Date of birth: (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school: Geismar (LA) Dutchtown
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Landon Collins
Alabama Crimson TideNo. 26
Defensive backSophomore
Date of birth: (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school: Geismar (LA) Dutchtown
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Landon Collins (born January 10, 1993) is an American football defensive back. He currently attends the University of Alabama.

High school career[edit]

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Collins grew up in the Algiers neighborhood. When Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005, Collins and his family had to leave, and eventually settled in Geismar, Louisiana. There he attended Dutchtown High School, where he was an All-American defensive back. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Collins was ranked as the No. 2 safety prospect in his class, behind only Shaq Thompson.[1]

Recruited by nearly every major school, Collins narrowed his choice down to Alabama and Louisiana State. He announced his decision live at the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game, choosing the Crimson Tide, much to the dismay of his mother.[2][3]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Alabama, Collins contributed as a backup. He started on the kickoff and punt coverage units on and saw reserve action at safety in all 14 season games, recording 17 tackles and blocking a punt. He tied for the team lead with 10 special teams tackles, including nine on kickoff coverage and one on punt coverage.

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