|No. 55, 52, 53|
|Born:||May 4, 1968|
Riverside, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Cinnaminson (NJ)|
|NFL Draft:||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Andre Pierre Collins (born May 4, 1968) is a former American football outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXVI for the Washington Redskins. Collins currently serves as Director of Retired Players for the National Football League Players Association, where he works to ensure retirees make successful post-football transitions.
A standout inside linebacker at Penn State, Collins was named a 1989 All-American and a Butkus Award finalist. He attended Cinnaminson High School in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey.Collins was in the first group of inductees to the Cinnaminson High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
Collins earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State in 1991.
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Andre Bernard Tippett is an American former professional football player who was an All-Pro linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993, missing all of the 1989 season. He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American in 1981. A second-round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, Tippett played professionally for the New England Patriots for his entire pro career. Currently, he is the Patriots' executive director of community affairs. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
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Cinnaminson High School is a four-year public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Cinnaminson Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Cinnaminson Township Public Schools. The campus covers approximately 26 acres (110,000 m2). The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
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