Nick Collins officially announced his retirement from Pro Football yesterday and while it is no surprise, yesterday’s final ending of the pro-bowl safety’s career, reminds Packernation of the suddenness of the injury that would eventually lead him to yesterday’s announcement.
I’m officially announced my retirement from the . I also would like to thank my family, friends, and the Packer Nation for the love and support.
Nick Collins was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round as an athletically gifted player but some questioned whether he could fully understand the pro game. He quickly proved any detractors wrong by becoming the Packers starting safety. Nick was a hard hitter, had a nose for the ball and was particularly capable at transitioning after an interception, how many of us can forget his interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV?
Packernation is the best fan base in the world at remembering it’s storied past and today let’s do honor to a man who gave Packers fans seven years of service. A man who racked up 21 interceptions and went to the Pro Bowl three times. Let’s give honor where it is due to Nick Collins, Packers free safety from 2005-2011. Check out the highlights below, then scroll down to make your voice known in the “Thank You” poll.
Here’s a look back at Nick’s career: The first vid has Charlie Peprah stepping in after Nick went on IR. The second is ALL Nick Collins but the soundtrack may be offensive to some and is not for young ears. Keep in mind, there is a mute button if you want to watch but not listen: