10. Nick Collins
Nick Collins was the 2005 second round pick of the Green Bay Packers. He would go on to appear in three Pro Bowls over his seven-year career with the Packers.
During that career, Collins would accumulate 417 tackles, 63 pass deflections, 21 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles and 4 touchdowns.
Collins would quickly become the ball hawk the Packers had desired.
Collin’s 2008 campaign was his best. On the season he had 7 interceptions for 295 return yards. He also crossed the goal line three times – an average interception return of 42 yards.
One of Super Bowl 45’s biggest plays would come from the soaring safety. In a 7-0 game, Collins would pick off Ben Roethlisberger and return it 37 yards for a huge 14-0 start for the Green Bay Packers.
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Just nine short months after his huge Super Bowl performance, Collins would sadly suffer a neck injury when attempting to tackle the Carolina Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart. It would ultimately end up being a career-ending inurt – a career cut way too short, as Collins was destined to go down as one of the best to suit up in the green and gold.
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