Wyoming: Saw time in the game, but didn’t record any stats. Southern Miss: Produced NU’s first sack of the season, a 10-yard loss of USM quarterback Allan Bridgford... also forced a fumble on the sack that was recovered by the Golden Eagles... totaled three tackles in the win. UCLA: Came off the bench and recorded a TFL, his only tackle of the game. SDSU: Played against the Jackrabbits, but didn’t record any stats. Illinois: Saw time at defensive tackle off the bench... finished the game with one tackle. Purdue: Saw time off the bench against the Boilermakers... recorded his first career QB hurry. Minnesota: Saw time off the bench against the Gophers, but didn’t total any stats. Northwestern: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. Michigan: Didn’t play at Michigan. Michigan State: Saw time off the bench and made a pair of tackles.
Before Nebraska (Kansas City Center HS)
Maliek Collins is one of two Kansas City products in Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class, and one of six players in the class who are expected to play defensive line for the Huskers. Collins played both ways for Kansas City Center High School and posted huge numbers on defense as a senior. Collins recorded 102 tackles in 2012, including 43 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His play for Coach Bryan DeLong helped Center High to a 10-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Missouri Class 3A state playoffs, its deepest playoff run since 2004. For his play as a senior, Collins was a first-team Class 3A all-state pick by the Missouri High School Coaches Association. He was also a member of the Kansas City Star's All-Metro first-team defensive unit. Collins was also a standout performer for Center High as a junior in 2011, earning first-team all-conference honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Collins was also a standout performer during his junior season. Beyond the football field, Collins is also a standout wrestler for Center High School. Collins reached the quarterfinals at the state meet in the heavyweight class as a junior and posted a 48-5 record. This season, he is the top-ranked heavyweight in his class, and owned a perfect record through the first half of the season. Collins is ranked among the top 20 prospects in the state of Missouri and is regarded as one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country according to Fox Sports Next. Collins also visited Kansas and Missouri, and had offers from numerous other schools, including Arkansas, Iowa and Iowa State.
Collins was born on April 8, 1995, and is the son of Janice Davis and the late C.W. Collins.
» Tackles - 3 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
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