Candidate for All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors ? Returns for his fourth season as a starter on the offensive line ? Big, fast and very athletic ? Has good mental toughness ? A very effective run blocker and pass protector ? Has played in 34 career games, making 29 starts.
2002: The starting left tackle for the Minutemen ? Played in 12 games on the season, starting nine times ? Part of the offensive line which paved the way for the Minutemen to rush for 166.1 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let UMass throw for 203.9 yards per contest ? Had one tackle against Central Connecticut.
2001: The starting right tackle for the Minutemen ? Started all 11 games on the season ? Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to average 300.1 yards of total offense per game on the season.
2000: Played in every game on the season, starting nine times ? Played mainly at left guard, but also started one game at left tackle ? Part of the offensive line which paved the way for UMass to rush for 170.4 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 232.4 yards per contest.
Before UMass: Played for coach Leo Cosgrove at Corcoran High School ? Named first team All-State as a senior, while also earning USA Today honorable mention All-America honors ? Earned All-Central New York honors ? Two-time All-League selection ? Played in the New York-New Jersey Governor?s Bowl All-Star Game following his senior year ? Also a member of the track team at Corcoran, throwing the shot put and the discus.
Personal: Full name is Carmen Durahn Collins ? Son of Tommie and Kathy Collins ? Born July 24, 1981, in Syracuse, N.Y. ? Majoring in Economics.
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