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#7 Maliek Collins
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 300
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Center
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2014 Outlook
Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is part of an impressive group of young players in the front seven of the Nebraska defense. The 6-2, 300-pound Collins was one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2013, and his development helped the Nebraska defense made large strides in the second half of the season.

Collins’ role grew throughout the year, and he started the Huskers’ Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. After a strong offseason in the weight room, the powerful Collins is poised to push for a starting role at defensive tackle as a sophomore.

2013 (Freshman)
Collins played in 12 games, including a start against Georgia. He finished the season with 12 tackles with all of his stops coming in either the first three games or the final four games.

Collins registered Nebraska’s first sack of the season for 10 yards against Southern Miss. He totaled three tackles in that contest. He added a tackle for loss a week later against UCLA. Collins made eight tackles in the final four games, tying his season high with three tackles at Penn State, adding two each vs. Michigan State and Iowa, and then making one stop in the Gator Bowl.

Before Nebraska (Kansas City Center HS)
Maliek Collins is one of two Kansas City products in Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class, and one of six players in the class who are expected to play defensive line for the Huskers. Collins played both ways for Kansas City Center High School and posted huge numbers on defense as a senior. Collins recorded 102 tackles in 2012, including 43 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His play for Coach Bryan DeLong helped Center High to a 10-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Missouri Class 3A state playoffs, its deepest playoff run since 2004. For his play as a senior, Collins was a first-team Class 3A all-state pick by the Missouri High School Coaches Association. He was also a member of the Kansas City Star's All-Metro first-team defensive unit. Collins was also a standout performer for Center High as a junior in 2011, earning first-team all-conference honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Collins was also a standout performer during his junior season. Beyond the football field, Collins is also a standout wrestler for Center High School. Collins reached the quarterfinals at the state meet in the heavyweight class as a junior and posted a 48-5 record. This season, he is the top-ranked heavyweight in his class, and owned a perfect record through the first half of the season. Collins is ranked among the top 20 prospects in the state of Missouri and is regarded as one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country according to Fox Sports Next. Collins also visited Kansas and Missouri, and had offers from numerous other schools, including Arkansas, Iowa and Iowa State.


Personal
Collins was born on April 8, 1995, and is the son of Janice Davis and the late C.W. Collins.

Collins' Career Stats

 

 

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT

Hry.

2013 12/1 6 6 12 2-10 1.0-10 1-0 0 0 0 0

Totals

12/1

6  

6 

12  

2-10

1.0-10

1-0

0

0  

0

0  

 

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
- 3 vs. Southern Miss (2013), at Penn State (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 2 vs. Southern Miss (2013), at Penn State (2013)
» Sacks - 1-10, vs. Southern Miss (2013)

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