#38 Ryan Collins
Position: OF
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Panama City, FL
High School: Rutherford HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Fleet-footed and most experienced member of State's outfielding corps • Sports a .290 career batting average with 124 hits and 68 RBI in 145 career games played (111 starts --- 68 in right, 26 in left and 17 in center) • Enters his senior campaign with team-best 23 career stolen bases and eight triples, tying for 10th-most in a career at State.

Saw playing time in 53 of MSU's 56 games, drawing 34 starts spread over all three outfield positions (17 in center field, 14 in right field and 3 in left field) • Compiled a .271 batting average • Ranked second on the team with nine stolen bases in 10 attempts • Opened the year against Rhode Island (Feb. 19) with the first of his 10 multiple-hit games • Also drove in three runs against Rhode Island, a mark later matched against Mississippi Valley (Mar. 17) and at South Carolina (Apr. 3) • Legged out his eighth career triple and second of the year in a series-clinching win over Georgia (Mar. 28), tying for 10th among MSU's career leaders in three-baggers • Doubled in what proved to be the winning run in an 8-7 road win over eventual national champion South Carolina (Apr. 3) • Collected three hits and drove in two runs over four games to earn all-tournament team selection in the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas (Mar 12-14) • Delivered 10th-inning single for an insurance run in MSU's tourney-ending win over host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi • Hit .300 in 27 Southeastern Conference games played (16 starts) • Played error-free defense over his final 50 games.

Drew 43 starts in 49 games played as a sophomore, starting all 43 games in right field • Hit .268 with 44 hits, 31 runs scored and 23 RBI • Led the Bulldogs and tied for third in the SEC with four triples • Also tied for third on the club with 10 doubles • Ranked second on the team with 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts • Fielded at a .941 clip with six errors in 101 defensive chances • Registered nine multiple-hit games, seven of those coming in the final third of the season • Compiled a 10-game hitting streak (Apr. 19-May 9), going 21-for-47 (.447) with 10 RBI, nine extra-base hits (including all three of his 2009 home runs) and five of his 11 stolen bases • Launched roundtrippers against Kentucky (Apr. 19), Middle Tennessee (Apr. 22) and Alabama (May 1) • Went 10-for-15 with seven RBI during a three-game span that included a career-best and team season-high 5-for-5 showing against MTSU (Apr. 22) • Came within a triple of hitting for the cycle and delivered his second game-winning RBI of the season with a two-run eighth-inning blast against the Blue Raiders • Hit .278 in 27 SEC games played (23 games started) with nine extra-base hits and 11 RBI against league opponents.

One of four true freshmen to play for the Diamond Dogs in 2008, drawing 34 starts in 43 games played • Compiled a .345 batting average, second-best on the team, with a team-leading .469 on-base percentage • Started 23 games in left and 11 in right • Made his MSU debut as the starting left fielder in MSU's season-opener at North Florida (Feb. 22) • Drew three walks, singled and collected his first career RBI against UNF (Feb. 24) • Totaled eight multi-hit games, including three-hit showings against UAB (Mar. 18) and Georgia (Mar. 29) and a season-best 4-for-4 performance against Austin Peay (Apr. 2) • Also drove in three runs against APSU matched that season-best with three RBI at Auburn (May 2), the last of his six multiple-RBI games • Belted three home runs, all in SEC competition --- a solo shot at Kentucky (Apr. 6), a two-run blast against Vanderbilt (Apr. 13) and a three-run dinger at Auburn (May 2) • Delivered the game-winning RBI against Arkansas-Little Rock (Mar. 5) and at Auburn (May 3) • Sidelined the final 10 games of the season by a shoulder injury • Registered a pair of mid-season eight-game hitting streaks (Mar. 23-Apr. 2 and Apr. 5-19).

Four-year starter as an outfielder and pitcher at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Fla. • Coached by John Hudson • Paced the Rams with a .441 batting average, 34 RBI, 16 extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases as a senior in 2007 • Also posted an 8-3 record with a save, a 2.17 earned run average and 45 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched • Helped lead RHS to a No. 2 ranking in Class 5A and the team's first playoff advancement in nine years • Earned third-team Class 5A all-state honors and first-team all-district honors • Earned Team MVP honors for the third consecutive year and selected to compete in the FACA State All-Star Game • As a junior in 2006 batted .412 with a team-high 42 hits • Also drove in 18 runs, pilfered 17 bases in 19 attempts and on the mound compiled a 7-3 record with a 3.20 ERA • Led the Rams at the plate as a sophomore with a .400 batting average and 32 hits with 14 stolen bases • Named to the 2006 NABF World Series all-tournament team and represented North Florida in the Florida Diamond Club Elite 100 Showcase • Also a three-year starter and all-county performer in football • Voted into the Rutherford High School Hall of Fame • Established 11 single season and career baseball records at RHS.

Born Ryan Eugene Collins on August 30, 1988 in Riverside, Calif. • Son of Debbie and Carl Collins of Callaway, Fla. • Majoring in management.

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