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    Will Collins
    Will Collins

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Laguna Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 220

    Position:
    SNP

    Experience:
    2V

    2007: Collins spent his fourth season as USC's snapper as a senior in 2007. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee prior to 2007 spring practice and sat out spring drills.

    2006: Collins was USC's snapper for his third season as a junior in 2006. He handled both short and long snaps. Overall in 2006 while appearing in all 13 games, he made 1 tackle (against Washington).

    2005: Collins was flawless as he spent his second season as the short snapper and first season as the long snapper as a sophomore in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in all 13 games, he made 1 tackle (against Arizona).

    2004: Collins, who received a scholarship prior to 2004 spring practice, was USC's snapper on all field goals and PATs as a redshirt freshman in 2004 and he did a flawless job.

    2003: Collins redshirted as a freshman snapper in 2003, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a long snapper and blocking tight end at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana (Calif.), playing both years with a broken thumb.

    PERSONAL: He's a political science major at USC. His older brother, Rob, was a walk-on quarterback at USC in the 1980s, while 2 older sisters also attended USC (another sister currently is attending USC). His uncle, Joe Collins, was a member of USC's 1974 national championship football team.

    WILL COLLINS ON:

  • Life as a snapper: "Some people are rocket scientists. In my case, I'm a long snapper...If you're a good snapper, no one knows you. If you're a bad snapper, everyone knows you. Personally, I'd prefer to remain anonymous...If they announced my name at a game, I think I'd laugh. Either that or I'd start shaking...The brief time I get in the game, I'm seeing the action upside down and between my legs."

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    2005 (So.)10/000
    2006 (Jr.)10/000
    CAREER20/000

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH WILL COLLINS

    2006

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Washington10/000
    2006 (Jr.)10/000

    2005

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Arizona10/000
    2005 (So.)10/000