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Cecil Collins (American football)

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Position:  Running back
Name  Cecil Collins
Rushing att-yards:  131-414
College:  LSU McNeese State

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Date of birth:  (1976-11-19) November 19, 1976 (age 39)
NFL draft:  1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134

Place of birth:  Fort Knox, Kentucky

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Cecil J. P. "The Diesel" Collins (born November 19, 1976) is a former American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).


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Early years

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Collins attended Leesville High School in Leesville in Vernon Parish in western Louisiana. There, he amassed 99 touchdowns and 7,833 yards over his high school football career including 3,079 yards during his senior season. Leesville was the 4A state runner-up that year and Cecil was selected as Louisiana's very first "Mr. Football".

College career

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After sitting out his freshman year he began his football career at LSU by sitting out the first game of the season serving a suspension for breaking team rules. Collins compiled 596 yards in his first four games before breaking his leg in the game against Vanderbilt.

NFL career

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Collins was selected as the first pick in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Dolphins out of McNeese State University by then coach-general manager Jimmy Johnson. He appeared in eight games in the 1999 season, accumulating 414 yards and two touchdowns.

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