A native of Louisiana's capital city, Collins played his prep ball at Redemptorist High School, where he was a five-star talent, before moving on to hometown LSU, where he became a three-year starter and won the 2014 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the SEC's top offensive lineman.
But just as Collins was getting set to depart the Red Stick a week ago as a surefire first-round NFL Draft pick, his life turned upside-down.
CLICK HERE and HERE to catch up on the unprecedented and tragic set of circumstances that led to Collins going undrafted and, now, becoming the apple of almost every NFL team's eye as an undrafted free agent.
Below TSD takes you back to the days of a younger Collins, when he was leading the way at Redemptorist for a running back named Jeremy Hill, now starring for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Check out the first clip below, a Scout interview with Collins during practice week at the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, followed by game footage of him in his senior season of 2010, playing against White Castle High School.