Former Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins was one of 13 players and coaches selected to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Monday morning in Atlanta before this evening’s College Football Playoff Championship game. Collins is the 25th Penn State player/coach to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
While at Penn State, Collin threw for 5,304 yards and 39 touchdowns. He led the Big Ten in passing touchdowns, passing yards, and total yards in 1994, when he led Penn State to an undefeated season, Rose Bowl win, and No. 2 final ranking. That season, he won the conference Offensive Player of the Year, Davey O’Brien Award, and Maxwell Award.
The Carolina Panthers selected Collins fifth overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for 17 seasons and brought the New York Giants to Super Bowl XXV in 2000.
Collins will be officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame December 4, alongside former Michigan standout and Heisman winner Charles Woodson, former Miami defensive back Ed Reed, former Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson, and legendary Texas coach Mack Brown.