J.R. Collins

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  • Collins

  • Position
    Defensive End
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 2
  • Weight
    248 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Brooke Point
  • Hometown
    Stafford, Va.
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Updated: January 10, 2014

2013 Coaches Honorable Mention All-ACC
2011 Honorable Mention All-ACC

2013: Started and played in 12 games … An honorable mention All-ACC selection by the coaches … Was in on 619 plays, 510 coming at defensive end and 109 more on special teams … Made 51 tackles, including 11 for loss and five sacks … Added 24 quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and a forced fumble … Had three tackles and a hurry in the season opener against Alabama … Delivered the only sack of the game as part of his five tackles and three hurries against Western Carolina … Had five tackles, two sacks and a QB hurry at East Carolina … Led the team with nine tackles and seven hurries, also forcing a fumble in the second overtime against Marshall … Made four tackles and added two QB hurries at Georgia Tech … Had two tackles and a hurry in the win over North Carolina … Made five tackles against Pittsburgh, also adding three QB hurries … Made three tackles at Boston College … Had one hurry and one tackle in the win at Miami … Made two tackles and added a hurry against Maryland … Helped lead the team with eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at Virginia …Had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the Sun Bowl against UCLA.

2012: Played in all 13 games, making eight starts … Was in on 490 plays, including 439 on defense and 51 more on special teams … Tallied 31 tackles, including 6.0 for loss and 1.5 sacks, on the season … Also had 20 quarterback hurries … Appeared in 39 plays on defense, making six tackles against Georgia Tech in the opener … Made five tackles against Austin Peay … Totaled three quarterback hurries and five tackles at Pittsburgh … Helped on two tackles, including one for loss against Cincinnati … Had three tackles and a hurry at North Carolina … Had a QB hurry against Florida State … Made two tackles including one for loss, and added two hurries at Boston College … Helped on two tackles including one for loss against Virginia … Made the start and had a hurry against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Collected a pair of tackles in the spring game.

2011: An honorable mention All-ACC selection at defensive end ... Started all 14 games ... Played over 700 snaps on defense and 41 on special teams ... Has 57 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss and six sacks, along with an interception and 29 quarterback hurries on the season ... Had four assisted tackles and a QB hurry in the opener against Appalachian State ... Had three tackles, two quarterback hurries and a sack for nine lost yards at ECU ... Registered five tackles, a sack for eight lost yards and a QB hurry in the win over Arkansas State ... Had 2.5 sacks for 15 lost yards, five tackles and four hurries in the win at Marshall ... Picked up three tackles and two hurries in the Clemson game ... Had a sack for seven lost yards and four total tackles in the win over Miami ... Assisted on a sack, had a TFL and three total stops to go along with a hurry at Wake Forest ... Posted three QB hurries and a solo stop against BC ... Had three solo stops, a TFL and six hurries at Duke ... Moved inside to defensive tackle and started at DT for the Georgia Tech game ... Tallied 11 tackles and half a tackle for loss against the Yellow Jackets ... Returned to end for the UNC game and posted four tackle with three hurries ... Recorded first career interception at Virginia and returned it 22 yards in the fourth quarter, setting up a touchdown ... Added two tackles, an assist on a TFL and a hurry ... Made two tackles with three hurries in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson … Recorded seven tackles, including one for loss, in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.

2010: Got his first action with 26 snaps against Boise State … Recovered a fumble … Started and had three tackles and a hurry in the JMU game … Was in on four tackles in the ECU game … Picked up a tackle in 14 plays against NC State … Contributed seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and three hurries while playing 36 downs against Central Michigan … Had a sack for a 6-yard loss in the Wake Forest game … Also picked up a sack while playing 18 snaps against Duke … Had 40 plays at UNC with two tackles, including one behind the line … Was in on two sacks during the Virginia game … Added a tackle against FSU in the ACC Championship and another versus Stanford in the Orange Bowl … An Iron Hokie in the weight room during the off-season … Moved into a starting end spot in the spring … Also got some reps at tackle … Posted seven tackles, including two sacks and two other tackles behind the line during one scrimmage and blocked a field goal during another … Collected two sacks and forced a fumble during the Maroon-White game.

2009: Redshirted during the fall … Turned in a 365-pound bench press when he arrived in August … Improved to 370 in the bench and had a 420-pound front squat during offseason workouts … Registered a sack in the team’s first spring scrimmage … Added another sack in the final scrimmage … Posted two tackles, including one for a loss in the Maroon-White game.

High School: Was first-team all-Commonwealth District, all-Northwest Region and Free Lance-Star All-Area his senior year for Coach Jeff Berry … Registered 124 tackles, 16 sacks and 24 tackles for loss in his junior and senior seasons … Named honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post his final year … As a junior, also caught 12 passes for 220 yards and three scores … The No. 11 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 20 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 17 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 20 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com’s recruiting service … Ranked the No. 43 defensive end prospect in the nation by Scout.com … Ranked the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … A member of SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman.

Personal: Lanford Lawrence Collins, Jr. … Born 2/22/91 … Son of Lanford and Connie Collins … Graduated with a degree in human development … Working on second degree in sociology.