Throughout his ten seasons in the NFL, Andre Collins played linebacker for the Washington Redskins (1990-1994), the Cincinnati Bengals (1995-1997), the Chicago Bears (1998), and the Detroit Lions (1999).
Collins attended Penn State, where he was a standout player. In 1989, he was named an All-American and a Butkus Award finalist; established in 1985, the Butkus Award is given annually to the top linebackers at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of football.
Collins currently serves as Executive Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation at the NFLPA.
Before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, Collins helped the foundation honor HearStrong Champion Paul Szemborski Jr. and before the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, NJ, Collins assisted in honoring the 2013 Gallaudet University football team as HearStrong Champions.
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