95: George Collins, Offensive Guard #66 (1974 – 1977)
From Warner Robbins, George Collins was a key member of the strong Georgia lines that helped win the SEC Championship during the 1976 season. Everyone knew about Mike “Moonpie” Wilson, but Collins played an integral role in opening holes for Kevin McLee. Georgia would finish with a 10-2 overall record, and Collins’ contributions on the line would help Georgia rack up nearly 280 yards per game on the ground. When he returned for his senior season in 1977, Collins was a top many pre-season All-SEC lists.
Here is a play from the 1975 squad that Collins was a member of:
George Collins continued to have success in 1977, earning the declaration of All-American by the Sprting News. He played in both the Senior Bowl and the East-West Shrine games and was drafted in the 4th round (12th pick) of the 1978 NFL by the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent 5 seasons in the NFL and later played in the USFL.