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November 19, 1992 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With his 28th and final pass against Notre Dame on Saturday, Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins almost knocked over a trombone player in the Fighting Irish band. The pass before that landed in the second row behind the Penn State bench. No one, it seemed, was safe from getting hit by a Collins pass. Except the Penn State receivers. It was that kind of day for the 6-foot, 5-inch Collins, a redshirt sophomore from West Lawn, Pa., near Reading, who is five weeks shy of his 20th birthday.
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November 17, 1994 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the first time this season, Kerry Collins seemed fidgety and indecisive. No blitz, no points deficit, no game-threatening situation had rattled the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Penn State quarterback quite like this. All it took was a question: Had he imagined what it would be like to win the Heisman Trophy that so many people believe he deserves? "Ummm, not really, because I've been so focused on what we're trying to get done as a team, and any individual thing has to take a back seat," Collins said yesterday, carefully selecting his words.
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December 31, 1995 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wally Richardson bowed his head in that shy manner of his, smiled, and searched for the most diplomatic way to respond to the question. The Penn State quarterback was raised to be polite and is careful not to offend anyone, even the hounds who keep dogging him with questions on whether he thinks he'll ever be as good as Kerry Collins was last year. So he was asked if he was weary of those questions, if he would like to stop having to answer them. "It would be nice," he said.
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January 18, 2001 | by Dana Pennett O'Neil, Daily News Sports Writer
Sitting in her modest home, the one her son purchased for her, Roseanne Collins smiled. It wasn't a vengeful grin or an arrogant smirk. It was triumphant. It was a smile that said that all of the naysayers and doubters were wrong. The ones who called her son a quitter and a has-been, the ones who presumed he was trouble, they were all wrong, too. And she was right. While the rest of the football world stood in judgment of Kerry Collins, while his athletic career and, worse, his personal life, took an ever-so-public tumble, the people back home waited.
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October 22, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cool Kerry Collins Hey, NFL know-it-alls, quit picking on Kerry Collins. You know who you are. You, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News, on Sunday lamented the days when Collins played QB for your beloved Oakland Raiders. Here's what you wrote: "My memory of Collins is mostly of his immobility and how, whenever he was sacked, it looked like the statue of Saddam Hussein being pulled down. " Disgraceful. Collins is 5-0 with the 6-0 Titans since replacing the injured Vince "Where am I?"
NEWS
September 7, 1989 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
It wasn't the prettiest play in the world and it didn't change the fact that his team had no chance of winning its first game, but Glen Mills coach Joe Ferrainola said a late fourth-quarter scoring pass during Friday night's 18-6 loss to Wilson West Lawn might be the key to a successful season. With 6 minutes and 23 seconds left in the game, the Bulls' junior quarterback, Bobby Couvillion, playing in his first varsity game, hung up a pass from the 36-yard line that went for a touchdown when a Bulldogs defender accidentally tipped it into the hands of receiver Chris Sterner.
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December 30, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Kerry Collins was born and raised in Lebanon, Pa., and moved to West Lawn, a Reading suburb, during his sophomore year in high school. He grew up watching the Eagles and knows they would like him to play quarterback for them next year and into the next century. The Penn State quarterback met Eagles owner Jeff Lurie at the Dec. 15 Eagles Fly for Leukemia Dinner in Philadelphia. Lurie wasn't coy. "I can't remember the exact dialogue," Collins said yesterday. "It was something to the effect that we'd love to have you, but we don't know if you'll be around when we pick.
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July 29, 1990 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Propelled by two quarterbacks who might play against each other for the national championship some day, Pennsylvania rallied last night for a 42-28 victory over Maryland in the 33d Big 33 Classic. This all-star football game is designed to be an offensive showcase, and Kerry Collins and Frank Costa certainly put on a show for Pennsylvania. Before a crowd of 19,244 at HersheyPark Stadium, Collins and Costa combined to complete 18 of 28 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns. Rallying Pennsylvania from deficits of 20-0 and 28-7, Collins, a Penn State-bound quarterback from Wilson High, near Reading, was 9 of 15 for 208 yards and three touchdowns.
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September 29, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The brief history of the San Francisco 49ers' series with the Carolina Panthers indicates Steve Young and Kerry Collins are both in for big games tonight. The Panthers (2-2) have won three of the first four meetings with the 49ers (3-1) in the fast-growing NFC West rivalry, but that's not the only trend. No matter what the final score has been, both teams' quarterbacks have put up impressive numbers. Young is likely to play the entire game for the first time this season after being forced out of the season-opening loss to Tampa Bay with the latest in a long line of concussions.
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January 2, 1994 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It wasn't supposed to be this way. When it came to the quarterbacks in yesterday's Citrus Bowl between Penn State and Tennessee, the Vols' Heath Shuler was supposed to be the guy raising his hands in triumph, not shaking his head in defeat. The role of losing quarterback was supposed to be played by Kerry Collins, whose erratic season didn't come close to measuring up to the spectacular one Shuler had. In the days leading up to Penn State's surprising 31-13 victory over sixth- ranked Tennessee, Collins was an afterthought.
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January 10, 2009 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Kerry Collins has not watched the 2001 Super Bowl in a long time. Really, there's no reason for the quarterback to relive the most miserable 60 minutes on a football field at the worst possible time. The Baltimore Ravens ripped him apart in winning that Super Bowl, 34-7, sacking him four times and coming up with four interceptions. Now eight years later, Collins finds himself two wins away from another chance at a Super Bowl title with the Tennessee Titans, and guess who's in his way once again?
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November 23, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a chance the NFL will hold its most valuable player award ceremony at AARP headquarters in Washington this season. At this point, 37-year-old Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner is a leading contender for the award, and 36-year-old quarterback Kerry Collins could receive consideration if Tennessee continues undefeated. Warner is second in the NFL in passing yards with 3,155 and touchdown passes with 20, and, barring a thorough collapse, is on his way toward leading the Cardinals to the NFC West title and the playoffs.
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October 22, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cool Kerry Collins Hey, NFL know-it-alls, quit picking on Kerry Collins. You know who you are. You, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News, on Sunday lamented the days when Collins played QB for your beloved Oakland Raiders. Here's what you wrote: "My memory of Collins is mostly of his immobility and how, whenever he was sacked, it looked like the statue of Saddam Hussein being pulled down. " Disgraceful. Collins is 5-0 with the 6-0 Titans since replacing the injured Vince "Where am I?"
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September 22, 2005 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Life for Kerry Collins has never been sweeter. The Oakland Raiders quarterback welcomed one of the league's best receivers to his team this season in Randy Moss. His passer rating is a hefty 93.8. He has lost 10 pounds and says he is in the best shape of his career. He has a 19-month-old daughter. He says he is winning his battle with alcoholism. Things certainly are grand. Well, all things but that worrisome 0-2 start to the season, of course. While Collins and the Raiders have plenty of reasons to succeed, they have yet to win a game.
SPORTS
October 21, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Rich Gannon was placed on injured reserve by the Oakland Raiders yesterday, an expected move because the quarterback has a broken vertebra in his neck. The 38-year-old announced on Monday that he wouldn't return this season after consulting with four of the top neck and spine specialists in the country. A graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and Delaware, Gannon said he has not ruled out a return next season. He was the league's MVP in 2002. Meanwhile, the unforgiving Raider Nation is already calling for Marques Tuiasosopo to start in place of the struggling Kerry Collins - less than a month after the fans campaigned for Collins to replace Gannon.
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April 27, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
With Eli Manning in town, Kerry Collins is ready to leave. Collins, who took the New York Giants to the 2001 Super Bowl, said his goodbyes yesterday after 5 years with the team. While the quarterback wasn't officially released, Collins and the Giants said that would almost surely happen in the next few days. On Saturday, the Giants traded North Carolina State quarterback Philip Rivers and three draft choices to the San Diego Chargers for Manning, the No. 1 overall pick. Manning's salary will make it almost impossible for the team to have cap room for two highly paid QBs. Collins, 31, will earn $7 million next season but will cost $8.95 million against the $80.6 mil-lion salary cap. "I figured there was no reason to hang around," Collins said after turning down a request by Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi to restructure his salary.
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April 9, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Giants' interest in acquiring the No. 1 pick in the draft from San Diego hasn't altered quarterback Kerry Collins' feelings about next season. The Chargers acknowledged Wednesday that the Giants have discussed acquiring the pick, which everyone assumes will be Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning. Collins, whose future in New York would be in jeopardy with Manning in town, was relaxed talking about the situation yesterday after an offseason workout at Giants Stadium.
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April 9, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The New York Giants' interest in acquiring the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft from San Diego might send quarterback Kerry Collins to the West Coast. The Chargers acknowledged Wednesday that the Giants had discussed acquiring the pick, which everyone assumes will be quarterback Eli Manning. Collins, who played for Wilson West Lawn High in Berks County and for Penn State, was relaxed talking about the situation yesterday, after an off-season workout at Giants Stadium. Tom Coughlin replaced Jim Fassel as the Giants' coach after last season's 4-12 record, so Collins' future - with or without Manning - is uncertain with a year remaining on his contract.
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October 16, 2003 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When you've been called a drunk, a racist and a quitter, absorbing the criticism resulting from a few early regular-season losses is nothing. Given what he's been through - the mountain of mistakes and necessary apologies to last a lifetime - Kerry Collins can handle a little bashing based on his New York Giants' underachieving 2-3 record. He is older now, wiser, a nine-year NFL veteran and, perhaps more important, a sober expectant father. At 30 years old, Collins understands that, while it is his profession, football is a game.
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December 2, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Maybe Steve McNair should skip every Tennessee practice. After sitting out all week because of rib, shin and toe injuries, McNair threw three touchdown passes, ran for a game-tying, two-point conversion and set up Joe Nedney's 38-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the visiting Titans to a 32-29 victory over the New York Giants yesterday. "Steve did a tremendous job of guiding the team to victory," said wide receiver Derrick Mason, who had 12 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.
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