Jamie Collins is a professional American football player who plays the position of a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the New England Patriots as the 52nd overall pick during the NFL draft of 2013; Collins was named to the second-team All-Pro, as well as the Pro Bowl in 2015. He led the Patriots to clinch victory at the Super Bowl XLIX championship in 2014 and he completed his college career with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team. Read on
Jamie Collins Bio
The outstanding linebacker was born in McCall Creek, Mississippi on October 20, 1989. He was born to black-American parents Carolyn and Fred Collins. He holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity. Collins attended Franklin County High School situated in Meadville, Mississippi where he kicked off his football career. Playing for the Franklin County Bulldogs, Collins played both as a wide receiver, quarterback, and safety before he became a prominent quarterback and linebacker.
During his college career, the star led the Bulldogs to win the Class 3A State Football Championship in his first year. The following year, he also led the Bulldogs to the State Championship final and was named to the Mississippi – Alabama All-Star game in 2007 where he had a solo tackle. At the end of his high school career, Collins was named to the All-State first-team by The Clarion-Ledger, as well as Max Lemming’s number twelve combo passer in the country. He earned a three-star ranking from Scout.com, 21 overall in Mississippi, and 68th in the country.
Asides from football, Collins was also an outstanding track and field athlete; he represented Franklin County High School in the state championship in 2009; emerging winner in the shot put and discus. He also finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump.
Wrapping up his high school career on a good note; Jamie Collins enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi where he completed his collegiate career. While he was there, he played the position of linebacker, defensive back, and defensive end for the Golden Eagles. He ended his college career in 2012 with a record of three touchdowns, 314 tackles, three interceptions, and 21 quarterback sacks. He was named to the All-Conference First-team following his brilliant performance.
Professional Career and Stats
Jamie Collins was drafted by the New England Patriots as the 52nd overall pick in the NFL draft of 2013. He was the seventh linebacker to be selected in the draft and on May 17, 2013; he penned a four-year contract worth $3.75 million including a signing bonus of $1.1 million and a guaranteed sum of $1.86 million. Jamie was placed as a backup outside linebacker at the beginning of the 2013 season.
He made his first professional appearance for the Patriots in their game against Buffalo Bills. The Patriots triumphed over the Bills with a record of 23 – 21. At the end of his rookie season; Collins recorded a total of 16 games, four pass deflections, and 43 tackles. He led the Patriots to the AFC Championship; unfortunately, they lost 26 – 16 to the Denver Broncos.
Jamie Collins got his breakthrough in 2014, leading the Patriots to win the AFC Championship title. They also won the Super Bowl XLIX the same year.
Collins was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2016 in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick. He penned down a four-year deal worth $50 million with the Browns in 2017. His 2017 season was cut short due to an injury he sustained on his right knee which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Net Worth: How Much is Jamie Collins Worth?
Collins has been outstanding since the inception of his career, he amassed a lot of wealth for himself and he is currently living a decent lifestyle. That said, Jamie Collins currently receives an annual salary of $1.5 million and his net worth is penned at $3 million.
Jamie Collins Family
Although he has fought his way to superstardom; Collins has a rather touching life story than most of his mates. Growing up wasn’t so rosy for him, but his determination kept him at the top of every situation until now. He was the last of the five children born to Carolyn and Fred Collins. His parents both died of a heart attack when he was just six years old. While he was in high school, he lost his elder brother Fredrick who also died of a heart attack. I have been reported that heart problems run in their family, but Collins is free from it, at least as long as it hasn’t surfaced. Frederick’s death brought Collins and his family nothing but grief. His only sister and the eldest of the five Lisa took care of Jamie along with his three other brothers Darryl, Phillip, and Frederick after their parent’s demise.
They all struggled to get something better out of life and even dropped out of school at some points. His late brother Fred lived in Las Vegas where he played basketball. He taught Collins everything he knew in sports before his death and after his death; Collins found refuge in Sports. He became one of the best athletes during his high school days. He won state championship titles in discus and shot put. Collins also played football and basketball. He is just good at anything he does. Quite amazing isn’t it?
While he has recorded much success in his football career; Jamie Collins also has an adorable son named Jamie Collins Jr. He was born on April 16, 2014, to Collins and his partner named Cassandra. There is no much information about Cassandra. The much we could gather is that she attended the University of Southern Mississippi. The lovebirds began their relationship right from their high school days and they both attended the same university. They have been together for a long while and there’s no sign of break up between them. Although they haven’t walked down the aisle, we hope they take the bold step soon.
His Body Stats: Height and Weight
Being a stand-up pass rusher, Jamie Collins has a long, lean frame as well as quick feet which help him get over the quarterbacks. He is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 3 inches, and weighs 250 pounds. He is capable of knocking receivers at the line and redirecting in an instant, thanks to his powerful hands. Collins has a hand size of 9 ¾ inches and arm length of 33 ¾ inches respectively.