About Tony Collins

Tony Collins has performed on the biggest stage imaginable for a football player - The Super Bowl.  Tony spent nine seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.  His successful career was highlighted by a Pro Bowl selection in 1983, a single-game rushing record of 212 yards for the Patriots, and a trip to Super Bowl XX.

Tony spent his college career breaking records at East Carolina University until he was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft in 1981.  Althought Tony did not complete his undergraduate degree during his initial time at East Carolina, realizing the value of an education, he has since gone back to school and received his bachelor's degree in communications.  Through his experience as a parent of eight and his charitable work with the "Tony Collins Foundation," Tony has developed a deep appreciation for the advantages athletics and academics can provide and hopes to spread that message to families around the country.