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Thunder Collins

RB | (0-0, 210) | Nebraska
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Thunder is his given name. Junior college All-American at East Los Angeles College in 1998. Redshirted in '99 so he could play for three years at Nebraska. Carried 13 times for 77 yards in 2000. Started the '01 opener, when Dahrran Diedrick was suspended, and was the passing-downs back the rest of the season. Rushed 94-647 with five touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 189 yards. Missed spring practice in '02 while recovering from left shoulder surgery. Was suspended for the first four games of the season and did not start a game. Rushed 14-39-0 before he quit the team in mid-October to support his family.

Positives: Long-legged, long-strider. Has worked very hard to get bigger and stronger since '01 season, raising his weight from 190 pounds to 210 without increasing body fat. Good listener who wanted to improve. Is very lean and could add more weight (six percent body fat). Has football intelligence and natural hand-eye coordination.

Negatives: Has a checkered history and quit on his team. Is too narrow at his base and is not a make-you-miss type. Doesn't break tackles and gets knocked down too easily. Still had a junior-college work ethic. Not a polished receiver or blocker.

Summary: May have to play in the CFL in order to prove himself after quitting on his teammates, but doesn't seem to be interested in football any longer.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.