Alex Collins - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#3 Alex Collins

RB | Jr | 5-11 | 215 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | South Plantation HS

Career (2013-15)
Played in 38 games with 14 starts … Totaled 3,703 yards rushing and 36 touchdowns on 271 carries … Became only the third player in SEC history to open his career with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons on ground, joining former Razorback Darren McFadden and Georgia great Herschel Walker on the esteemed list … Finished career as the SEC’s active leader in career yards rushing … Added 27 receptions for 167 yards … Increased rushing production in each of his three seasons … Ranks second all-time in program history in career yards rushing (3,703), 100-yard games (17) and is fourth in touchdowns rushing (36) … Became the 14th player in SEC history to amass more than 3,500 career yards rushing … Scored 32 touchdowns rushing during his last 26 games compared to four over his first 12 career contests … Logged a touchdown rushing in 15 of his last 20 games … Reached 500 yards rushing before his 90th carry in each of his three seasons … In 11 career games in September, averaged 124.5 yard rushing per contest thanks to eight 100-yard performances.

Junior (2015)
» Doak Walker Award Semifinalist (Nov. 18)
» Coaches Second Team All-SEC (Dec. 8)
» Sports Illustrated All-American Honorable Mention (Dec. 10)
» Athlon All-SEC Second Team (Dec. 14)
» Associated Press Second Team All-SEC (Dec. 14)
» Athlon Third Team All-American (Dec. 16)
» Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American (Dec. 17)
» Phil Steele All-SEC Second Team (Dec. 17)

Put together one of the best individual seasons in program history at any position … Played in 13 contests with 12 starts … Finished season ranked third in the SEC in rushing yards (1,577; 12th in FBS), touchdowns rushing (20; T-6th in FBS) and yards per game (121.31; 12th in FBS) … Finished in the top five of the SEC in rushing yards for the second-straight season … Tied program records in 100-yard rushing games (10), 150-yard rushing games (5), and 100-yard rushing games in SEC action (6) … Each of the aforementioned school records are also held by McFadden (2007) … His 10 100-yard rushing games led the SEC along with Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry … Six 100-yard rushing games tied for second with LSU’s Leonard Fournette and were one behind Alabama’s Henry … Set the program record for touchdowns rushing in a single season (20) … Ranked third in the SEC and tied for eighth nationally in rushes of at least 20 yards (16) … His 16 rushes of at least 20 yards  were the most by an Arkansas running back since 2007 (Jones; 17, McFadden; 15) … Ranked fourth in the SEC and 22nd nationally in rushes of at least 10 yards (41) … Ranked tied for second in both the SEC and FBS in rushes at least 60 yards (3) … Ranked third in the SEC and tied for ninth nationally in rushes that resulted in a first down (74) … Ranked fifth in the SEC and 15th nationally in carries (271) … Ranked second in the SEC and 15th nationally in yards per carry (5.82; min. 200 attempts) … Recorded a touchdown rushing in 10 of 13 games, including three or more in three games … vs. UTEP (Sept. 5): Picked up where he left off in 2014, rushing for 127 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries … Averaged 10.6 yards per carry … Had a 70-yard run to end the second quarter that was the second-longest of his career at the time and put him over 100 yards on the ground for the eighth time in his career … Scored his 17th career touchdown in the third quarter on a 7-yard rush … Had two rushes of at least 20 yards in a game for the fifth time in his career …  Was one of five FBS players to rush for at least 125 yards on 12 carries or fewer in the opening week … vs. Toledo (Sept. 12): Broke through for a 21-yard touchdown rushing in the second quarter … Tallied seven runs that resulted in a first down … Had two runs of 10 or more yards to up his career total to 73  … Finished with 54 yards rushing on 20 attempts … vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 19): Grounded out 170 yards and one touchdown on a career-high 28 carries … Was the ninth game of his career with 100-plus yards rushing and the second 150-plus yard performance of his career … With the performance, he tied for seventh in program history for 100-yard rushing games … Logged eight runs that resulted in a first down … Earned 6.1 yards per carry with 13 rushes of five yards or more including runs of 11, 12, 12, 13, 22 and 26 yards … Scored his third touchdown rushing of the season and 19th of his career on a 1-yard rush in the first quarter … vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 26): Surpassed 150 yards rushing for the second straight game (151), becoming only the seventh Razorback to ever top 150 yards in consecutive games and the first since Knile Davis (2010) … Moved to sole possession of seventh all-time in school history with 10 career 100-yard games … Scored one touchdown rushing – a 4-yard run that gave Arkansas a 14-13 lead and capped a seven minute, 14 play, 65-yard drive after the Razorbacks held the Aggies to a 22-yard field goal on their opening possession of the second half … Became one of only 10 players nationally with a touchdown rushing in each of the first four weeks of the season – the second longest streak of his career … Became the 11th player in program history with 20 career touchdowns rushing … at Tennessee (Oct. 3): Tallied his 11th career 100-yard rushing game (154) and found the end zone twice … Combined for 254 yards rushing with freshman running back Rawleigh Williams III … With 154 yards on the ground, including 55 in the fourth quarter, he joined McFadden (2007) and Davis (2010) as the only three running backs in Arkansas history to rush for 150 yards in three straight games … Tied for second with Fred Talley and Madre Hill in Arkansas history with five career 150-yard games, sitting behind McFadden’s 12 … Extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown rushing to five – the longest of his career … Moved to 10th in school history with 22 career touchdowns rushing … Carried the ball 11 times in the fourth quarter, including eight of the last nine offensive plays … With 2:26 remaining in the contest and a 24-20 lead, he ran out the clock, rushing five times and picking up his seventh first down of the night … Auburn (Oct. 24): Rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown, recording his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season and 12th of his career … Added three receptions for 39 yards, including a 22-yard catch in the fourth quarter … Upped his yards rushing total to 787 on the season – the third most through the first seven games of a season in school history … Broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter when he found the end zone on a 7-yard rush … UT Martin (Oct. 31): Rushed for a then-season high 173 yards and a career-high five touchdowns … His five scores on the ground equaled the most by an FBS player in 2015 at the time and ended up second most at the end of the season … Four of his five touchdowns came in the first half, good for the most in the first half by an Arkansas player since it joined the SEC in 1992 and tied for second most in a game in school history … Moved into fourth place on the school’s all-time rushing list with 3,086 yards, surpassing Jones (2005-07) … Brought his season total of 150-yard games to four, only one off McFadden’s record of five in 2007 … Broke the 100-yard rushing barrier for the 13th time in his career, which tied Jones for fourth in the school record books … Broke a 63-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the fifth 50-plus yard run of his career … Surpassed Cedric Cobbs (1999-2003) for fourth in program history with 3,086 yards rushing for his career … Also surpassed Cobbs (26) for fifth in program history with 28 touchdowns rushing for his career … Upped his touchdowns rushing total to 12 on the season, equaling his 2014 season total … at Ole Miss (Nov. 7): Entered the game at 960 yards rushing on the season, having averaged 120 per contest … Produced 108 yards rushing and one touchdown on 17 attempts to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the season … Earned his seventh 100-yard rushing performance to equal his total from the last two seasons to tie for second-most in program single-season history and go over the century mark for the fourth of five conference contests on the season … On fourth-and-25 in overtime, picked up tight end Hunter Henry’s lateral after it was tipped by offensive lineman Dan Skipper, and converted the first down on what became the game-winning drive … at LSU (Nov. 14): Notched his fourth-straight and eighth total 100-yard rushing effort on the season with a 141-yard rushing performance on 16 carries … Had the 15th game of his career with 100-plus yards rushing, which tied him with Dickey Morton (1971-73) for third in program history … Also surpassed Morton for third in program history with 3,335 yards rushing for his career … Tallied two touchdowns rushing, which set a career high with 14 on the season and tied him with Ben Cowins (1975-78) for fourth in program history with 30 for his career … Broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for his longest run of the season and the second-longest run of his career … His 80-yard touchdown run was the longest rush given up by LSU since McFadden also went for an 80-yard rushing score against the Tigers in 2006 … vs. Missouri (Nov. 27): Logged 130 yards on the ground, which marked his ninth 100-yard rushing performance, including his sixth in SEC action, and 16th of his career  … The 16 100-yard performances lifted him to second all-time in Arkansas history, while the six that came in league play matched McFadden’s program record set in 2007 … Found the end zone three times in the first half on runs of four, seven and 25 yards … Moved past Cowins for sole possession of fourth in Arkansas history with 33 career rushing touchdowns … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Capped his career in style, turning 23 carries into a season-high 185 yards and three scores … Had touchdown runs of 22 and 13 yards in the first 17 minutes of the game … Broke loose for 68 yards on his first kickoff return of the season, which set up Jared Cornelius’ 13-yard touchdown on an end around late in the first quarter … Broke five tackles with a series of spin moves before lowering his shoulder to get into the end zone for the third time of the game on the 14-yard run … The game-sealing TD was his 20th of the season, breaking Arkansas’ single-season record that was set in 1969.

Sophomore (2014)
Started twice at running back and played in 13 games … Finished the season with 1,100 rushing yards on 204 carries, marking back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons … Joined Darren McFadden as the only Razorbacks to ever begin their careers with back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons … The 1,100 rushing yards, along with Jonathan Williams (1,190), gave the Razorbacks their first pair of 1,000-yard rushers since 2007 (Darren McFadden, Felix Jones) … Williams and Collins were the only FBS teammates to each rush for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season … Ranked fifth in the conference in rushing yards per game (84.6) and total rushing yards (1,100) … Tied Williams for a team-leading 12 rushing touchdowns, good for fourth in the conference and 36th in the nation … Teamed with Williams to become the first Arkansas running back duo to collect 10-plus rushing touchdowns since Darren McFadden (16) and Felix Jones (11) … Moved into the No. 14 spot on the program’s all-time rushing yards chart with 2,126 yards … Pegged No. 15 in Arkansas’ single-season rushing rankings … at No. 6 Auburn (Aug. 30): Rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and added one reception for five yards … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Ran for 132 yards on 13 carries and tallied three touchdowns in the first half in Arkansas’ 73-7 win … at Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week and Maxwell Award Player of the Week after recording a career-best 212 rushing yards on a career-high 27 carries and found the end zone twice, including a career-long 84-yard rushing touchdown in the final frame of the Razorbacks’ road non-conference victory … vs. No. 6 Texas A&M (Sept. 27): Posted his third 100-yard rushing game, running 21 times for 131 yards and broke through for a 50-yard touchdown run in the second quarter … at No. 1 Mississippi State (Nov. 1): Ran for 93 yards on 16 carries and eclipsed the double-digit touchdown plateau with a score against the top-ranked Bulldogs … vs. No. 20 LSU (Nov. 15): Rushed 16 times for 46 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter of Arkansas’ rout of the Tigers … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Posted a 23-carry, 79-yard performance, highlighted by a touchdown in the first quarter of the Razorbacks’ 30-0 shutout over the Rebels … at No. 17 Missouri (Nov. 29): Eclipsed the 1,000 rushing yard mark for the second consecutive season with 59 yards on the ground against the Tigers … vs. Texas (Dec. 29): Racked-up 76 rushing yards in Arkansas’ Advocare V100 Texas Bowl victory over the Longhorns.

Freshman (2013)
Named SEC Freshman of the Year, a Freshman All-American and to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Became the first freshman in SEC history to begin career with three straight 100-yard rushing games and the first true freshman in FBS since Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson in 2004 … Became the second freshman in school history, 10th true freshman in SEC history and 68th true freshman in NCAA history to reach 1,000 rushing yards, finishing the season with 1,026 on 190 carries with four touchdowns … Added 63 yards on 11 receptions for a team-high 1,089 all-purpose yards … Teamed with Jonathan Williams to produce Arkansas’ second pair of teammates to each rush for at least 900 yards in the season … Four 100-yard rushing games ranked second in school history among freshmen and tied for second in the nation for 2013 freshmen … Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SEC Third Team … Led all NCAA freshmen in rushing yards and ranked seventh in the SEC with an average of 85.5 rushing yards per game … Ranked 14th in the NCAA, first among freshmen, with 382 rushing yards against ranked opponents … Ranked second in the SEC and 13th in the country with 355 4th-quarter rushing yards, and nine rushes of 10-plus yards in the 4th quarter tied for first in the SEC and for 19th in the country … Sixteen rushes of 10-plus yards on 2nd down tied for the conference lead and for 10th in the nation, ranked fourth in the conference and tied for 29th in the country with 25 1st-down rushes on 2nd down … vs. Louisiana (Aug. 31): Debuted as a Razorback with 131 yards on 21 carries, becoming the first Arkansas freshman to top 100 rushing yards in collegiate debut since Felix Jones in 2005 … vs. Samford (Sept. 7): Rushed for 172 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, earning SEC Freshman of the Week accolades … vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 14): Earned the conference’s Freshman of the Week nod again the next week after a 25-carry, 115-yard, one-touchdown performance… vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 28): Topped 100 yards again, finishing the game with 116 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries plus one four-yard reception … at No. 18 Florida (Oct. 5): Led Arkansas in rushing and receiving with 54 yards on 13 carries and 45 yards on five catches … vs. No. 14 South Carolina (Oct. 12): Rushed 10 times for 69 yards and one touchdown and caught one six-yard pass … vs. No. 8 Auburn (Nov. 2): Gained 92 yards on 18 carries … at Ole Miss (Nov. 9): Collected 57 yards rushing on 10 carries and also caught two passes … at No. 15 LSU (Nov. 29): Eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark.

High School
Ranked as the No. 1 running back in the country, No. 5 prospect in Florida and No. 17 overall in the nation by … Tabbed as the No. 3 running back in the nation by and as the No. 20 overall prospect in Florida and No. 13 running back in the country by … Rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior despite missing three games due to injury, helping South Plantation High School to nine wins, the district title and a berth in the 8A state playoffs … Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following his senior season, teaming-up with fellow UA signee Austin Allen … Named Broward County Player of the Year as a junior after rushing for 1,786 yards and 28 touchdowns as the Paladins earned seven victories and qualified for the state playoffs … Coached by Doug Gatewood … Also played lacrosse and ran the third leg on South Plantation’s state-champion 4×100 relay … Named the 2013 Broward County Male Athlete of the Year … Picked Arkansas over Miami, Florida State, Florida and Wisconsin.

Born on Aug. 26, 1994 … Son of Johnny Collins, Jr. and Andrea McDonald … Majoring in criminal justice.