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Dobson Collins
No. 11     Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: July 12, 1987 (1987-07-12) (age 22)
Place of birth: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
College: Gardner-Webb
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Big South honors (2007, 2008)
  • Atlantic Sun Conference champion in 60 meter hurdles (2006)
  • Track and field Freshman of the Year (2006)
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Dobson Collins (born July 12, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Gardner-Webb.


Early years

Collins was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia where he attended Stone Mountain High School. He played high school football there and, in his senior year, recorded 21 receptions for 332 yards and two touchdowns.[1]

College career

Collins played college football and participated in track and field at Gardner-Webb University. During his football career, he played in 42 games with 22 starts, caught 143 passes for 1,754 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver. He was a two-time All-Big South selection as a punt returner and wide receiver. In his freshman season, he caught eight passes for 55 yards. As a sophomore, he made eight receptions for 104 yards. In his junior year, he caught 51 passes for 649 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior, he made 76 receptions for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was ranked as one of the top punt returners in the conference with a 9.7 yards per punt return average. In track and field, he holds the school record in the 55, 60 and 110 meter hurdles. He was named the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference champion in the 60 meter hurdles and was named the Freshman of the Year after his team won the outdoor track title that year.[1]

Professional career


San Francisco 49ers

Collins was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 5, 2009 during final roster cuts. He subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 6. He was released from the practice squad on October 5.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles

Collins was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on October 22, 2009.[2] He was re-signed to a three-year contract on January 11, 2010.[3]


Collins majored in biology at Gardner-Webb University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "#11 Dobson Collins Wide Receiver". Retrieved 2009-11-24.  
  2. ^ McPherson, Chris (October 22, 2009). "Mike Gibson Signed By Seahawks". Retrieved 2009-10-22.  
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 11, 2010). "WRs Norwood, Collins Inked To New Deals". Retrieved 2010-01-11.  

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