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Former Dutchtown star Landon Collins drafted by Giants to kick off second round

Landon Collins lines up against LSU on Nov. 8, 2014. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Landon Collins lines up against LSU on Nov. 8, 2014. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former Alabama and Dutchtown safety Landon Collins has been drafted by the New York Giants with the 1st pick of the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He is the 33th overall pick of the draft.

Collins, rated as the No. 1 safety out of high school, picked Alabama over LSU and went on to start 23 games for the Crimson Tide.

He led the team with 103 tackles as a junior, along with three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

The safety was named first-team All-SEC and was a finalist for the Nagurski Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award. 

In high school, Collins was named the 2011 Warrick Dunn Award winner as the WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year. He played as a defensive back at Dutchtown High.

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