Off The Field: Nick Collins

Learn a little more about safety Nick Collins away from the football field in this week’s installment of Off The Field.


Favorite TV show...Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, and right now I like all of the CSI shows.

Favorite movie...Life

Favorite music group/artist...I don't really have a favorite because I listen to everyone. I can't pick one, but I am an R&B fan.

Hobbies...Fishing, bowling, golfing, playing video games, go out with my family.

First car...2005 Cadillac Escalade when I first got drafted here.

First job...I didn't really have a real job. I used to work out in the watermelon field and cantaloupe field from about the age of 12 to 14.

Favorite meal...I'm a big rice and lima beans guy.

Favorite restaurant...I don't have a favorite. I'm a person that likes to try a variety of things.

First thing you bought when you signed your first contract...The '05 Escalade.

Greatest influence on you growing up...My family, but my father was the main one. He is the one that got me going into sports. He played all of the sports, so I was following behind him.

Favorite athlete in another sport...Michael Jordan

Funniest teammate...Tramon Williams

Talent or skill that you have that people don't know about...I like to grill, so I go outside and do that a little bit.

Favorite childhood sports memory...Playing baseball, we were in an all-star game in I want to say Shady Oaks, Fla., and I hit three home runs in a game. I was maybe 11 years old and I played pitcher, catcher, second base, outfield, everything.

Favorite NFL players as a kid...Emmitt Smith, Ronnie Lott, Troy Aikman, Warren Sapp.

Favorite NFL team as a kid...Dallas Cowboys

What job you would have if you weren't playing in the NFL...I would be coaching, probably high school. Maybe I would coach in college down the road, but start off in high school.

Favorite web site...I'm not on the computer much, but I would say

Favorite place to visit...Besides home, I love going to Orlando. I take my family there every year.

What position would you like to play other than the one you do...Everybody wants their hands on the ball, so I would say quarterback. I can run it and throw it. I'm versatile.

What you remember most about your first NFL game...Just walking out of the tunnel for the first time, it was amazing. It's like, "I'm here." I just wanted to go out and make a statement.

Proudest achievement outside of football...My wife and kids. That's the best choice I made, just being with my wife and having kids.

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