November 3, 2008

Coach: Auburn ATH commit can do it all

Meadville (Miss.) Franklin County athlete Jamie Collins can do a little bit of everything on the football field.

Just ask his head coach Trent Hammond.

Hammond, in his first year at Franklin County, has watched Collins lead the Bulldogs to a 9-1 record and a seat in the first round of the state playoffs.

Collins has been a standout on offense, a force on defense. He's even pitched in on special teams (he had a 56-yard punt earlier this season).

Collins, playing quarterback, eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season Friday night after piling up 105 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns in a 28-6 win over Amite County. He's also led the team on defense, racking up a team-high in tackles and returning an interception 94 yards for a score.

"He's a heck of an athlete," Hammond said of Collins. "He can run. He's 6-4, 220, but when you try to tackle him he's going to have his pads lower than you have yours. He's tough to bring down. He throws the ball well. Defensively, he's all over the field all the time."

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