Collins was a key member of the Lions' North Carolina 4A state championship team in 1993. The Charlotte Observer ranked him as one of the top five high school football players in the state of North Carolina in 1993.
Went on to play at The University of Florida and won 2 SEC Championships. He was drafted 23rd overall by the Oakland Raiders.
He returned to WCHS in 2014 as Head Coach of the Lions. He unexpectedly passed in October of his first season.