Picked up valuable game experience last season and should be a leading contender for a starting role ... Has shown flashes of big-play ability as a receiver and kick returner ... Was expected to be part of the receiver rotation as a true freshman when he incurred an injury just before the season opener ... Has a good combination of speed, hands and moves.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Caught 17 passes for 171 yards ... Top game was seven catches for 64 yards at Louisville ... Long catch was 22 yards ... Returned six kickoffs for an average of 22.2 ... Returned three punts for a 15-yard average, including a long return of 22 yards.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted with a knee injury.
High School: Played wide receiver, tailback, quarterback and also returned kicks for Gadsden City High School ... Participating in Class AAAAAA, the largest classification in Alabama, he helped Gadsden City to the state playoff quarterfinals as a senior and the state semifinals as a junior ... Four-year letterman, three-year starter ... Named to the Birmingham News "Super Seniors" list of the top-12 seniors in Alabama ... As a senior, caught 27 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns ... Snagged 14 passes for 287 yards, a 20.5-yard average, and three TDs as a junior ... Played in the Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Game, helping Bama to the victory ... The nation's No. 62 wide receiver by Scout.com ... One of the top-20 prospects in Alabama by Rivals.com ... Coached by Joe Billingsley ... "Daryl has excellent athletic ability and the potential to be as good as he wants," Billingsley said. "He has excellent hands, vision and yards after the catch." ... Also played basketball in high school ...Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Gadsden, Ala. ... Son of Linda Lindsey and Daryl Collins Sr. ... Has two cousins, Dre Kirkpatrick and Jerrell Harris, who played football at Alabama ... Major is family science.
Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) ... Helped with an event for God's Pantry (2012).
Daryl Says ... My nickname is: Dee ... I couldn't live without: my mother ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? Softball game ... My favorite part of game day is: being around the team at the hotel ... My hidden talent is: I can back-flip ... Something people might not know about me is: I love science.