Enjoy Premium Content!
Breaking News. No Network. Only Alabama Football.
Subscribe Today
Alabama in the Pros

Defensive back Landon Collins anchors Giants to victory over Cowboys

New York Giants safety Landon Collins (No. 21) assisting on tackle of Cowboys' WR Terrance Williams: Tim Heitman - USA TODAY Sports

He intercepted a pass off Dak Prescott while both players were in the Southeastern Conference and on Sunday, ex-Alabama safety Landon Collins spoiled the NFL debut for Dallas’ quarterback.

Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, finished with six total tackles and a pass breakup.

All of his stops were unassisted, and he strong in run support—limiting the Cowboys to 101 yards rushing. He’s coming off a solid rookie campaign, and one that witnessed him record 112 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception. Collins was named to Pro Football Writers All-Rookie Team a year ago. Prior to the NFL, he served at safety for Alabama from 2012-14.

Collins accounted for 184 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in three seasons. He was named a unanimous All-American and first-team All-SEC selection in 2014, while winning two Southeastern Conference championships (2012, 2014)and a BCS national championship in the 2012 season.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Facebook Comments

To Top