Army returns plenty at skill positions; must rebuild offensive line.
About Collins: Veteran presence on offense ... began West Point career at quarterback ... converted to fullback during spring 2010 ... will fight for playing time as reserve to starter Jared Hassin.
2010: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Multi-sport star at Perry High School ... lettered four times in football, four times in baseball and three times in wrestling ... captained football and baseball teams during senior season ... versatile athlete on football squad ... played quarterback and free safety ... also served as team's punter, kicker, punt returner and kick returner ... named Class 2A All-District I at quarterback ... played shortstop and centerfield on baseball diamond ... earned 3A All-Northstar Conference honors at shortstop ...two-time Class 2A state qualifier at 171 pounds on wrestling mat ... played third at regional tournament.
Personal: Born March 30, 1991 ... given name is David Garrison Collins ... parents' names are Scott and Martha Collins ... comes from military-oriented family ... father, Scott, is 1988 West Point graduate ... currently holds rank of lieutenant colonel ... cousin, Robert Smith, is 1982 Academy graduate and currently owns rank of colonel ... maternal grandfather, Denzil Garrison, retired from U.S. Army with rank of major ... uncle, Charles Garrison, retired from U.S. Army as lieutenant colonel ... cousin, Hopper Smith, is colonel in U.S. Army ... three cousins currently serving as enlisted members of U.S. Army ... majoring in Information Technology.