Jerome Collins


Jerome Collins

Infobox NFLactive


name=Jerome Collins
|width=200
caption=
currentteam=Free Agent
currentnumber=--
currentpositionplain=Tight end
birthdate=birth date and age|1982|4|18
birthplace=Columbus, Georgia
heightft=6
heightin=4
weight=267
debutyear=2005
debutteam=St. Louis Rams
highlights=
* 2x Super Bowl champion (XLI, XLII)
college=Notre Dame
draftyear=2005
draftround=5
draftpick=144
pastteams=
* St. Louis Rams (2005)
* Dallas Cowboys (2006) *
* Indianapolis Colts (2006) *
* New York Giants (2007-2008):*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
nfl=COL616521

Jerome Vincent Collins (born August 18 1982 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early years

Jerome attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School from 1996 - 2000. He was on the undefeated 1998 Illinois (IHSA) football championship team for division 6-A, which at the time was the most populated division of Illinois high schools. Jerome played high school football with former University of Illinois quarterback Jon Beutjer and Northwestern University wide receiver Jon Schweighardt.

Professional career

Collins was the 144th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams from the University of Notre Dame. He played for the Rams and the Dallas Cowboys practice squads before coming to the Colts on October 4 2006. He was placed on injured reserve after injuring his achilles tendon during practice in December 2006. On February 23, 2007, the Colts released Collins. Jerome Collins was signed to the New York Giants practice squad prior to the week 1 game against the Cowboys and was signed to the active roster after week 15. Jerome Collins has been on back to back Super Bowl winning rosters with the Colts and Giants. He was released by the Giants on August 30, 2008 during final cuts.

External links

* [http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=bio&player_id=430 Indianapolis Colts bio]
* [http://giants.com/team/player.asp?player_id=359 New York Giants bio]


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