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Former Penn State Football Quarterback Kerry Collins To Represent Nittany Lions At Peach Bowl As Honorary Captain

Former Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins will represent his alma mater at the 2023 Peach Bowl as the Nittany Lions’ honorary captain, the Peach Bowl announced Tuesday.

Collins played for Penn State from 1991-94, leading the Nittany Lions to four bowl games and a 40-9 record. In 1994, he was a consensus First Team All-American, won both the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards, and was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. During that season, Collins and the Nittany Lions went 12-0 and finished No. 2 in the country.

Collins holds the Penn State single-season record for completion percentage (66.7). He finished his collegiate career with 5,304 passing yards and 39 touchdowns, which still rank as some of the best numbers by a quarterback in Penn State history.

After he finished at Penn State, Collins was drafted No. 5 overall in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He spent 17 years playing professionally and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Collins will be joined as an honorary captain by Ole Miss legend Donte Moncrief. The Peach Bowl is set to kick off at noon on Saturday, December 30, and will air on ESPN.

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Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and an associate editor at Onward State. He covers Penn State football and enjoys yelling on Twitter about Philadelphia/Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. Please send all positive affirmations and/or hate mail toward him on Twitter (iamjoelister) or via email ([email protected]).

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