|48 Will Thomas Collins
Transfer from Pikeville who earned a place on the squad in 2013 ... Brings high energy to practice and is very coachable ... His aggressiveness helps him be a good blocker.
2013 (Sophomore): Practiced with the team ... Redshirted.
At Pikeville: Played in two games during the 2012 season and was credited with two tackles.
High School: Totaled 29 touchdowns and 2,908 all-purpose yards as a senior ... Earned third-team all-state honors from the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Rushed for 23 touchdowns and 1,407 yards as a junior ... Coached at BCHS by Mike Holcomb ... Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Lexington Christian Academy ... Led his team with 105 tackles as a sophomore, helping LCA win the state championship with a 14-1 record ... Coached at LCA by Paul Rains ... Also played one year of baseball while at Breathitt County.
Personal: Son of Jon and Betty Collins ... Betty was a high jumper at UK and still ranks seventh on the all-time list with a clearance at 5-8 ... Major is social studies education.
Will Thomas Says ... I couldn't live without my: family .... The coolest thing about being at UK is: my teammates and coaches are all really close ... My hidden talent is: singing ... The celebrity I'd like to be best friends with is: John Wayne ... What's the best advice you've ever received: Go through life slow enough to be able to hear God's voice.