Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Carson Collins redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS)
Collins was one of three walk-ons from Omaha Burke in the 2012 class. Collins joins the Husker program after helping the Bulldogs reach the Class A state championship game as a senior, which marked their first appearance in the title game since 1984. Collins rushed for 1,325 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, while averaging just under eight yards per carry. A member of the Lincoln Journal Star Super State second team and Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska second team, Collins rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns in Burke’s semifinal game against Omaha Central. Collins chose to walk-on at Nebraska over several FCS and Division II opportunities.
Carson was born on June 27, 1994, and is the son of Amy Collins and James Collins.