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NFL Legend Kerry Collins Becomes High School QBs Coach in Tennessee

The quarterbacks at Franklin High School (TN) will have the knowledge and experience of a 17-year NFL signal-caller on their side this season.

Former NFL QB Kerry Collins will be Franklin's volunteer quarterback coach. Franklin High is located south of Nashville, where Collins spent five seasons (2006-2010) with the Tennessee Titans.

Related: Two Former NFL QBs Square Off as Coaches in Tennessee State Championship

Collins was drafted fifth overall in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. His long NFL career included stints with the Panthers, the New Orleans Saints, the New York Giants, the Oakland Raiders, the Tennessee Titans, and the Indianapolis Colts. Collins threw for 40,922 yards and 208 touchdowns in his career, making two appearances in the Pro Bowl in 1996 and 2008 and leading the Giants to Super Bowl XXXV.

Collins played his high school ball at Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pennsylvania. During his senior season, the three-sport athlete led his school to a runner-up finish in the state's largest classification and was named first team all-state.

At Penn State, Collins became a first-team All-American quarterback, leading the Nittany Lions to an undefeated season in 1994. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Below, Collins talks with High School Football America's Jeff Fisher about his goals and his future as a coach.

Photo: AP/Joe Robbins


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