45 Facts About Landon Collins


Landon Alexander Collins was born on January 10,1994 and is an American football safety and linebacker who is a free agent.


Landon Collins played college football at Alabama, where he was a part of the team that won the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.


Landon Collins was selected by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.


Landon Collins attended Dutchtown High School, in Geismar, Louisiana, where he was a two-sport star in football and track.


Landon Collins became the first player in LSWA history to earn 5A All-State honors on both sides of the ball.


Landon Collins starred in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game, recording an interception and keying a goal-line stand.


Landon Collins won the 100-meter dash at the 2012 Episcopal 4-Way Championships, recording a personal-best time of 10.28 seconds.


Landon Collins posted a career-best time of 21.60 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the 2012 Josten's Invitational, where he placed first.


Landon Collins announced his decision live at the Under Armour All-America Game, choosing the Crimson Tide.


When Landon Collins arrived in Tuscaloosa for his freshman season, then-defensive coordinator Kirby Smart noted that Landon Collins was a young player struggling to adjust to the nuances of the college game.


Landon Collins started on the kickoff and punt coverage units on and saw reserve action at safety in all 14 season games, recording 17 tackles and blocking a punt.


Landon Collins tied for the team lead with 10 special teams tackles, including nine on kickoff coverage and one on punt coverage.


Landon Collins finished the year with 70 tackles, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.


Landon Collins was reluctant to forgo his senior season at Alabama, but he was swayed by the NFL Draft Advisory Board's decision to grade him as a potential first-round pick.


Landon Collins acknowledged that passing up on the opportunities to compete for another national championship and continue his education at Alabama was difficult, but vowed that he would complete the necessary courses in order to ensure that he would graduate.


Landon Collins was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.


On June 19,2015, Landon Collins signed a four-year, 6 million contract with the team.


Landon Collins entered training camp competing with Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe to be the New York Giants' starting free safety, after they lost veterans Quintin Demps, Antrel Rolle, and Stevie Brown to free agency in the off season.


Landon Collins was switched from his natural strong safety position since he was better suited to play free safety than Brandon Meriweather.


Landon Collins finished his rookie season with 112 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, and an interception in 16 starts.


Landon Collins was named the de facto starting strong safety to begin the regular season.


Landon Collins was named Week 7's NFC Defensive Player of the week.


Landon Collins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive game and was the first safety to accomplish that feat since Troy Polamalu.


On December 20,2016, Landon Collins was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl.


Landon Collins finished his first season under new head coach Ben McAdoo with 125 combined tackles, four sacks, 13 pass deflections, five interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 starts.


Landon Collins ended the season as the only player in NFL history to have over 100 solo tackles, more than two sacks, at least five interceptions, and with a minimum 12 pass deflections.


Landon Collins was ranked 28th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.


Landon Collins expressed his displeasure with this decision by saying that McAdoo deserved to coach for at least one more year.


In Week 14, Landon Collins injured his ankle in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.


Landon Collins was forced to leave the game and was unable to return.


On December 19,2017, Landon Collins was named to his second Pro Bowl.


On December 26,2017, Landon Collins was placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured forearm in Week 16.


Landon Collins was ranked 92nd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.


Landon Collins was part of trade rumors around the trade deadline; however, he was not moved.


Landon Collins finished the season with 96 total tackles, four pass breakups, and a forced fumble playing and starting in 12 games.


An unrestricted free agent for the 2019 season, Landon Collins signed a six-year, $84 million contract with the Washington Redskins on March 13,2019.


Landon Collins was named the NFC defensive player of the week for his performance.


In Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, Landon Collins recorded his first sack and his first interception on the season.


On October 6,2022, Landon Collins rejoined the New York Giants, signing to their practice squad.


Landon Collins was elevated from the practice squad for Week 7 and Week 8 games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks.


Landon Collins was elevated again in week 16 and played 27 snaps at inside linebacker against Washington.


Landon Collins started playing baseball when he was 7 or 8 years old.


Landon Collins's father is currently a station director at the Coastal Bridge Construction Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while his mother resides in Florida.


Landon Collins has two brothers, Gerald Willis and Justin Collins, and one sister, Gerrah Willis.


Landon Collins referenced his uncle who previously served in the Army as an additional source of conflicted feelings while taking a knee during the anthem.