Panthers Knock Off No. 10 Bulls, 26-21 :: Oct. 2, 2008 :: AP Photos
2008 Scouting Report: Enters his third year as Pitt's starting fullback...highly regarded player considered one of the nation's best at his position...fits the "complete fullback mold" according to running backs coach David Walker...more than just a blocker, Collins is also a dual-threat as a runner and receiver out of the backfield... high-energy competitor and an unquestioned leader in the locker room.
2007: Had 110 yards on 33 carries (3.3 avg.) and a TD in 12 games...against Navy had 52 yards on nine carries (5.8 avg.), both career highs...also had a two-yard TD run vs. the Midshipmen...had 11 yards on four carries at West Virginia, including a key two-yard plunge that converted a 4th-and-1 situation in WVU territory in the third quarter.
2006: Earned the starting fullback assignment...in 12 games had 115 yards on 29 carries (4.0 avg.) and a TD...also had 20 catches for 198 yards (9.9 avg.) and three receiving TDs...had a season-high 33 yards on five carries (6.6 avg.) vs. Michigan State...logged receiving career highs vs. West Virginia with five catches for 44 yards...had a one-yard TD catch on fourth down at Connecticut to tie the game, 38-38, and force a second OT...had a 36-yard TD reception vs. The Citadel...had a 13-yard TD on his lone rush against Toledo...had an 11-yard TD catch at UCF.
2005: Initially slated for a redshirt, Collins moved into active duty in midseason and contributed at fullback...played in five of the last six games, missing the final contest at West Virginia due to a knee injury...had eight rushes for 25 yards on the year...made his collegiate debut versus Cincinnati Oct. 8...rushed for 15 yards on seven carries versus the Bearcats...had one rush for 10 yards versus Syracuse...his 10-yard run converted a third-and-short situation on Pitt's final TD drive.
High School: Considered one of the nation's top fullback prospects...first team All-Florida Class 3A running back...rushed for 1,328 yards on 171 carries (7.5 avg.) and 21 touchdowns as a senior...also had 18 receptions for 219 yards and five TDs...compiled 4,331 rushing yards and 52 rushing TDs for his career... led Pace to a 22-5 (.815) mark over his final two seasons, including a state title in 2003...led team to a 10-2 record and the semifinals of the Florida Class 3A playoffs as a senior...his junior year, Collins led the Spartans to the state championship with a 12-3 mark...rushed for 1,800 yards and 20 TDs as a junior, earning All-Florida honors...selected to play in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game and the CaliFlorida Bowl (California versus Florida all-star game)...rated the nation's No. 3 fullback by Rivals.com...rated the nation's No. 23 tailback prospect by Tom Lemming...rated the No. 24 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com...PrepStar "Dream Team"...considered one of the top 50 players in Florida by SuperPrep and Scout.com...SuperPrep All-Dixie Team...Scout.com Southeast Hot 100...considered one of the top 120 players in the southeast by The Mobile Register...played under Coach Joe Zaccheo...four-year varsity football letterman.
Personal: Conredge Anthony Collins, born 10/24/86, is the son of Tony Collins and Samara Ragland...has four sisters...father is a former Pro Bowl running back who played for the New England Patriots (1981-87) and Miami Dolphins (1990) after starring at East Carolina...economics major.
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