Landon Collins is a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He currently holds a safety position for the Washington Redskins. Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler and a 2014 Unanimous All-American.
Born on January 10, 1994 in Louisiana, he was a star in track and football while attending Dutchtown High School. He played college football for Alabama University where he was named a unanimous All-American. Collins declared for the 2015 NFL Draft, and he was selected by the New York Giants.
During his rookie season, he became the starting free safety and recorded 112 combined tackles, 9 pass deflections, and 1 interception in 16 starts. He had a breakout year the following season and he became the only player in the history of the league to record more than100 solo tackles, at least 5 interceptions, a minimum of 12 pass deflection, and more than 2 sacks.
Collins was ranked 28th in the Top 100 Players of 2017 but he injured his ankle early in the season. Despite the injury, he was ranked 92nd in the Top 100 and was named to the Pro Bowl. He suffered from another injury during the 2018 season but Collins was still able to record 96 total tackles, 4 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble.
In 2019, he transferred to the Washington Redskins. His current player statistics are 437 total tackles, 4 sacks, 8 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 32 pass deflections, and 1 touchdown.
• 3-time Pro Bowl (2016–2018)• First-team All-Pro (2016)• PFWA All-Rookie Team (2015)• 2-time SEC champion (2012, 2014)• BCS national champion (2013)• Unanimous All-American (2014)• First-team All-SEC (2014)• USA Today High School All-American (2011)