Player of the week: Alex Collins

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Friday, May 10, 2013
Arkansas running back signee Alex Collins' music taste varies.
Arkansas running back signee Alex Collins' music taste varies.

Name: Alex Collins

Nickname: Budda

School: South Plantation

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Position: Running back

40-yard dash: 4.4

Number of years playing football: I've been playing for 11 years

I signed with Arkansas because: That's where my heart is

Coach Bret Bielema and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge are: Not only are my coaches but my best friends

In college, I plan to major in: Journalism broadcasting

I like playing running back because: It is the most exciting position. I've played every position

Best football moment: When I broke my longest run record of 95 yards with a 99 yard run

Best player I've played against: I've played against a lot of good players. Can't think of one in particular

Favorite high school team to play against: Miramar high school because they were always good and gave us a good game

My ringtone on my cell is: iPhone's standard ringtone

Favorite NFL player: I don't necessarily have a favorite player it's more of position. I like all running backs from Adrian Peterson to Walter Payton because that's how I learned different running styles. Everyone has something unique they do to avoid defenders and me mastering everyone's moves just makes me a better. And to keep naming, Bo Jackson, Emmitt Smith, Ron Dayne, Felix Jones, Darren McFadden, Marcus Dupree and even Trent Richardson

Favorite NFL team: I grew up liking the (Miami) Dolphins because that's my dad's favorite team

Favorite music: I have a broad range of music. I enjoy anything from country to Hip Hop and don't forget Coach Bielema's favorite Reggae

Favorite song: Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake it for me)

Favorite book: A long way gone by Ishmael Beah

Favorite movie: Is any football or action movie

Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty

Favorite food: Is anything I can put ranch on

Favorite class: PE

Dream Date: Carrie Underwood

Hobbies: All sports, anything with competition

The one thing I could not live without is: Football

Role model: Are coaches that helped me become a successful STUDENT athlete

Three words to describe me: Funny, dedicated, Razorback

People would be surprised that: I play the piano


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