Dobson Collins
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Career information
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2011 for the BC Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Dobson Collins (born July 12, 1987) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Gardner-Webb.

Collins has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions, and Edmonton Eskimos.

Early yearsEdit

Collins was born in Miami, Florida and later moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia where he attended Stone Mountain High School. He played high school football there and, in his senior year, recorded 21 receptions for 332 yards and two touchdowns.[1]

College careerEdit

Collins played college football and participated in track and field at Gardner-Webb University. During his football career, he played in 42 games with 22 starts, caught 143 passes for 1,754 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver. He was a two-time All-Big South selection as a punt returner and wide receiver. In his freshman season, he caught eight passes for 55 yards. As a sophomore, he made eight receptions for 104 yards. In his junior year, he caught 51 passes for 649 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior, he made 76 receptions for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was ranked as one of the top punt returners in the conference with a 9.7 yards per punt return average. In track and field, he holds the school record in the 55, 60 and 110 meter hurdles. He was named the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference champion in the 60 meter hurdles and was named the Freshman of the Year after his team won the outdoor track title that year.[1]

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Collins was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 5, 2009 during final roster cuts. He subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 6. He was released from the practice squad on October 5.[1]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Collins was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on October 22, 2009.[2] He was re-signed to a three-year contract on January 11, 2010.[3] He was waived on September 3.[4]

BC LionsEdit

Collins signed with the BC Lions on April 27, 2011.[5] He was later released on August 8, 2011.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

On August 15, 2011, Collins was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos after their receiving corps had been depleted by injuries.[6] He was released on June 23, 2012.[7]

Hamtilon Tiger-CatsEdit

On July 29, 2013, Collins signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.


Collins majored in biology at Gardner-Webb University.[1]


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