Senior Chief Collins was selected by the National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas as a scholar athlete, and he made the all-state football team for this season.He also runs for varsity track.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Fast Food: Whataburger
Favorite Pro Football Team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite College Team: Texas Tech
The Red Ledger: When did you first start playing football? Why?
Chief Collins: When I was three, my brother, who was five, just started playing football. My dad thought it was a good idea for me to play on his team despite being two years younger than everyone else. Ever since then, I have loved playing football.
TRL: What was your reaction when you got the all-state selection, and the scholar athlete award from the Gridiron Club?
CC: It was really cool getting to see my name on it and being selected for that award. I was pretty excited.
TRL: What is your favorite part about football? Why?
CC: I love the part of being able to be a part of a team. Being able to go through hard times and fight with your team is something I love. I have made some of my best friendships and relationships because of being part of the team.
TRL: Are you planning on playing football or running track in college? If so, where?
CC: I plan on playing football at Texas Tech University.
TRL: Who has been your role model throughout your life?
CC: My dad has been my role model. He has pushed me hard to become who I am, but I try to be a reflection of who he is by the way he speaks and acts towards others.
TRL: What is your favorite memory from your high school football career?
CC: Beating Mansfield Timberview on Christmas Eve was my favorite memory.
TRL: What advice would you give to someone who wants to play high school or collegiate football in the future?
CC: Don’t get down on yourself. Confidence is gained from hard work. Just keep grinding, and don’t wish the time away.