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Short and Insufficient Profile: Daryl Collins

During the slow and insipid summer of 2008, former KSR wordsmith Evan Hilbert profiled each and every member of the University of Kentucky football team. Though his knowledge was sparse and his research was far from thorough, Evan’s short and insufficient player profiles were an integral part of Kentucky’s success that season. UK finished with seven wins, including the opener at Louisville and a 25-19 victory in the Liberty Bowl. Kentucky hasn’t won a bowl game since. Let’s bring back that magic…




Height: 5’11”

Weight: 196 lbs.

Class: Freshman (RS)

Position: Wide Receiver

Hometown: Gadsden, Alabama

High School: Gadsden City



Something You Didn’t Know About Him

If he could attend any non-football sporting event, it would be a softball game.

Something We Made Up About Him

He is the long-lost son of former UK running back, Sonny Collins.

Quote About The Louisville Game

“I ain’t got nothing to say, for real. They’ll just wait until Sept. 2 to see who the underdog is.”

Items of Legitimate Interest

Collins was ready to contribute at wide receiver as a freshman before going down to a season-ending knee injury prior to the 2011 opener.

Originally committed to Alabama but switched his commitment to Kentucky when Nick Saban told him he would grayshirt.

Unfair NFL Former Wildcat Comparison

Randall Cobb

Some say he’s Cobb 2.0.

Outlook for 2012

Collins is battling with Gene McCaskill for the starting job at one wide receiver position. He said last week that he wants to lead the team in receptions and take La’Rod King’s spot as the No. 1 guy. That’s no easy task, but I’m not saying he can’t do it.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Short and Insufficient Profile: Daryl Collins

  1. DebbieCat
    2:17 pm August 27, 2012 Permalink

    My best friend lives in Gadsden, and has seen him play for many years in high school. She said he is really something special, and to look for great things from him if he stays healthy.