FOR GRADUATING COUGS like John Fullington and others who aren’t seeing their names on the internet gurus’ NFL mock draft lists, they only have to look a short distance away on Saturday for inspiration. Jed Collins is the starting fullback for the New Orleans Saints, and his path out of Washington State to the pros is a picture in perseverance.
Several members of the New Orleans Saints spent their final day of rest before resuming practice on Thursday spreading a little holiday cheer throughout the Crescent City.
Wednesday, players like punter Thomas Morstead and fullback Jed Collins spent time at the YMCA in Central City, handing out Thanksgiving turkeys to those less fortunate.
"This is the greatest part about...
This will be a short post because the Saints currently only have two fullbacks on their roster. They are incumbent starter Jed Collins, and one year vet Austin Johnson. The fullback position is used by the Saints infrequently, but still carries some value. Jed Collins has been an underrated part of the offense, providing great lead blocking and 14 receptions (2 touchdowns) as a safety...
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— Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) May 15, 2012
IT WAS A long wait for his first official NFL carry, but New Orleans fullback Jed Collins made the most of it. The Washington State great scored on a one-yard dive for the Saints first score in their victory over Jacksonville on Sunday.