#88 Ben Collins 6-3 / 235 / TE Senior Perry, Ga. Houston County HS
2009 (Jr.): Played in all 11 games ... Caught one one pass for five yard versus North Carolina A&T.
2008 (So.): Played in nine games with two starts, picking up his second letter ... Made starts against Colgate and Towson ... Had his first collegiate catch for seven yards against North Carolina Central.
2007 (Fr.): Played in eight games as a true freshman, earning his first letter... Did not have any receptions.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Earned Class AAAAA All-State First Team selection from the Associated Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association ... Picked for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North-South All-Star Game, while also being honored on the All-Middle Georgia, All-Region and All-County squads ... Had 17 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns while grading out at 87 percent blocking his senior season ... Was also All-County his junior season ... Posted 39 career receptions for 492 yards and four touchdowns ... Also played baseball for the Bears, earning two letters and being named the team's outstanding defensive player his senior year ... Also lettered in golf as a freshman ... Was an honor graduate.
Personal: Son of George and Tina Collins... Father George played college football at Georgia, earning All-American honors in 1977, following that with playing for the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals and USFL's Jacksonville Bulls.