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Ryan Collins
#88 | Tight End | Hitmen Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Regular 3 38 12.7 23 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Position: TE
Height: 6-7
Weight: 265
College: St. Thomas
Born: 11-1-75 in Minneapolis, MN
Last Team: Baltimore Ravens
How Acquired: P.A.S.S.

Professional Football: Originally signed as free agent by Minnesota on May 4, 1998…waived by Minnesota on August 30, 1998…re-signed by Vikings to practice squad on September 1, 1998 where he spent the season…contract expired on January 25, 1998…signed by Browns as free agent on February 22, 1999…activated off Ravens’ practice squad on Dec. 3, 1999 to play in four games, starting three…finished season with four receptions for 62 yards…left game with a fractured left ankle in the third quarter of Ravens’ first shutout in franchise history--a 22-0 win over Bengals (12/26/99)--after hauling in three passes, including a 28 yarder that set up the Ravens’ second touchdown…caught two passes for 26 yards in Ravens’ first preseason game of 2000…his 17-yard catch late in the game set up a game-winning field goal.

College Football: University of St. Thomas…Selected to the All-MIAC team...named to the 25-player AFCA Division III All-America team...second team pick Hewlett-Packard All-American...selected to the Football Gazette All-America team...was selected among 36 Division III seniors to play in the Aztec Bowl vs. Mexico all-stars...St. Thomas finished 16-4 in his two seasons as a starter...had 11 receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns vs. Carleton (9/27)...made nine catches for 123 yards vs. Gustavus-Adolphus (10/4)...had six receptions for 71 yards and the game-winning score vs. Augsburg (9/13)…switched from defensive end to tight end during junior season and finished second in the conference with 52 catches…placed fifth in the MIAC with 782 yards receiving…was second on the team with 10 touchdowns…had 10 catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns vs. Carleton (9/28)…recorded 10 receptions for 199 yards and three touchdowns vs. Condordia (10/12)…also played basketball for St. Thomas 1994-96…majored in communications with a business minor.

Personal: Nicknamed Big Drink…earned All-Conference honors in football, lettered twice in basketball and track and once in baseball at Robbinsdale Cooper (Minn.) High School…son of Albert and Barbara Collins…interests include reading and computers…single, resides in Robbinsdale, Minn.

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