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Former Packers Safety Nick Collins Announces Retirement from Football

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Former Packers Safety Nick Collins Announces Retirement from Football

Former Packers Safety, Nick Collins, who hasn't played in the NFL since sustaining a neck injury in a game versus the Carolina Panthers in September of 2011, announced his official retirement. 

Collins was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2005 draft. He played in 95 regular season games and 4 post season games, recording (in regular season) 419 combined tackles, 6 forced fumbles and 21 interceptions. His most famous play as a Packer might be his pick six of Ben Rothlisberger in Super Bowl XLV. 

The Packers released Collins in April of 2012, believing that his injury would prevent him from safely returning to football.

On behalf of everyone at CheeseheadTV, we have and will continue to miss Nick Collins in the defensive back field for the Packers, but we are happy to know that his safety and health are top priority. We wish him wil ln the next chapter of his life. He will always be Packer People. 

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jmac34's picture

I'd also like to announce my plans to retire from the nfl at this time

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Nick was truly exciting to watch sure miss his play.

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Nick was truly exciting to watch sure miss his play.

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Nick was truly exciting to watch sure miss his play.

GoldFinger's picture

One hell of a football player and quietly was probably Teddy T's 2nd or 3rd best draft pick after Rodgers as I had no doubt he could have been an NFL hall of famer. I'll never forget the super bowl int for td. You still got your health Nick and your family. In the words of James T. Kirk, "just live damnit!!""

Allan Murphy's picture

i would like nick to come back as couching job for packers .

GoldFinger's picture

The couching job position has already been filled by the fans.

The TKstinator's picture

Maybe a couching tiger/hidden dragon hybrid?

Or is that already one of Dom's sub packages?

4thand1's picture

This site is going to the dogs. lol

BradHTX's picture

We tried Couching in 2004. It didn't go any better than Smithing in 2003 or Younging last summer.

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