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Jamie Collins helps New England win Super Bowl

For Jamie Collins the storybook career became a reality last week. Every time you mention, Collins name from here until the end of time, ‘Super Bowl Champion’ will be attached.



Collins, the 6-4, 255-pound linebacker of the New England Patriots and a Quentin, Miss. native led the Patriots defense with 8 tackles and a QB hurry in the Super Bowl win last Sunday.

From winning a State Championship in 2006 at FC, to collecting a Conference USA Championship in 2011 at USM. Collins endured some growing pains after that, as USM went 0-12 in 2012 and Collins stock dropped from 1st round pick to 2nd round selection by the Patriots of April 2013.

Last year Jamie finished his rookie season a game away from the Super Bowl, this year he helped New England win the whole thing.

From State Champion to World Champion, Jamie Collins is all that and than some.


When it comes to the big game, Franklin County is batting 1,000 in Super Bowls. Greg Briggs, a Roxie native who played for the Dallas Cowboys collected a Super Bowl ring in 1992 and 1995.

Briggs never played high school football at Franklin County, he was a standout basketball player whose football talents were discovered at Co-Lin Community College. As for Jamie, he’s the most decorated FC athlete in school history, winning two South State titles, a State Championship, and going 37-4 as a starter at FCHS.

Collins added his Super Bowl last week, but who knows how many more he might have in the years to come as New England looks like its on the heels of another dynasty.

For a county not that big in rural Southwest Mississippi, Franklin County has surely put out the Super Bowl winning combination.