UT Football BIO
22 DaJuane Collins

Listed at No. 1 at running back in preseason depth chart.

Named third-team All-MAC...Eighth in MAC with 70.0 yards per game...Missed two games and parts of others due to injuries...Rushed for a career-best 168 yards and two TDs vs. EMU...Gained 138 yards and scored two TDs on just 15 carries vs. Fresno State.

Rushed for 636 yards and seven touchdowns with a team-best 6.4 yards per carry...Twice had over 100 yards in a game, including a career-high 132 yards vs. Northern Illinois and 102 yards vs. Kansas...Most rushing attempts was 15, which he did twice...Also caught 11 passes for 69 yards.

Tied for third on the team with 261 rushing yards...Led team with 5.6 yards per carry average...Best game was a 91-yard, two-TD performance vs. McNeese State...Caught six passes for 53 yards.

Sat out season as a redshirt.

High School
Ran for 1,841 yards and 19 TDs as a senior...Led Deptford to its second straight South Jersey Group 3 title....Named the No. 50 running back in the country by Rivals.com...Reportedly had offers from more than 50 schools...Also played defensive back...Had 62 tackles and five interceptions...Earned area "Defensive Player of the Year" honors by the Philadelphia Inquirer...On offense, earned all-county, All-South Jersey and second-team all-state honors...Named New Jersey MVP at Governor’s Bowl (New York vs. New Jersey all-star game) after rushing for 125 yards on 10 carries...As a junior, rushed for 1,071 yards and nine TDs...A top wrestler who was a state qualifier as a junior and senior.

Full name is DaJuane Howard Collins...Birthdate: May 30, 1987...Parents are Dwayne and Loretta Collins...Father is a sheriff and mother is a customer service representative...Has a brother, Dwayne, a stepbrother, Harold, and a stepsister, Nicole...Communication major.

Career Statistics

Year G/S Att. Yds. Avg. TD LP
2005 DNP-Redshirt
2006 10/0 47 261 5.6 3 31-McNeese St.
2007 12/0 99 636 6.4 7 53-N. Illinois
2008 10/8 127 700 5.5 5 49-EMU
2009 12/0 17 116 6.8 0 19-
Totals 44/8 290 1597 2.6 15 53-N. Illinois

Career Game Highs
Rushing Yards: 168 (Eastern Michigan, 9-13-08)
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 (Four times, last vs. Fresno, 9-20-08)
Receptions: 2 (Four times, last vs. Ohio, 10-20-07)


Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 211
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westville, NJ
High School: Deptford