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Gary Collins

Gary James Collins (born August 20, 1940) is a retired American football end and punter who played for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1971. Born in Williamstown, Pennsylvania, Collins attended Williamstown High School. and was recruited by the University of Maryland. During his three seasons (1959-61) with the Terrapins, he established a number of new school benchmarks, and left his mark on the Atlantic Coast Conference record book as well. In 1961, he finished eighth in number of votes for the Heisman Trophy. The Browns chose Collins with the fourth draft pick in 1962 and immediately made him the starting punter, while also using him as a reserve for veteran receiver Ray Renfro. In 1963, he moved into the starting lineup and led the team with 43 receptions and teamed with quarterback Frank Ryan to pace the league with 13 touchdowns catches. The latter mark broke a team record of nine, established by Dante Lavelli in 1947. The following year, rookie Paul Warfield became Ryan's top receiver, but Collins developed a knack for coming through in the clutch. The first instance came in the season's second game, when he caught a fourth down pass from Ryan to set up a go-ahead touchdown

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Gary Collins Dead -- Legendary Television Actor and Host Dies at 74

Gary Collins
Dead at 74

Gary Collins, a legendary TV actor and host, died early this morning in Biloxi, MS at the age of 74.Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ he passed of natural causes just before… READ MORE >

Gary Collins and Wife -- Separated: She Needs a Break

Gary Collins and Wife
Separated

Gary Collins' wife of 43 years needs a time out in her marriage to the TV host ... TMZ has learned she filed Monday for legal separation.Mary Ann Mobley -- who won the Miss America title in 1959… READ MORE >

- 1164 days ago
Gary Collins Mug Shots: Who'd You Rather?

Gary Collins Mug Shots
Who'd You Rather?

Former TV host Gary Collins, 72, was released from jail this morning after allegedly defrauding an innkeeper, which gave us a third mug shot to add to his collection.Question is ...   READ MORE >

- 1421 days ago
Gary Collins Arrested for Felony Dine and Dash

Gary Collins
Arrested for Felony Dine and Dash

It's been rough going for Gary Collins ... TMZ has learned the former Miss America/"Hour Magazine" host has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an innkeeper.Collins -- who has been arrested 3… READ MORE >

- 1421 days ago
Gary Collins -- Wanted Man

Gary Collins -- Wanted Man

Gary Collins is in a heap of trouble -- we've learned there's a warrant out for his arrest in the wake of his latest vehicular misstep in Mississippi ... and prosecutors are now gunning to revoke… READ MORE >

- 1457 days ago
Gary Collins Arrest Warrant for Hit-and-Run

Gary Collins Arrest Warrant for Hit-and-Run

Gary Collins -- a former host of the Miss America pageant and "Hour Magazine" -- was allegedly involved in yet another alcohol-related car accident -- and now he's under investigation for… READ MORE >

- 1484 days ago
Gary Collins Begins House Arrest

Gary Collins Begins House Arrest

We've just learned Gary Collins was booked today in Santa Barbara County, Cal. and is now under house arrest.Gary was busted back in January for driving a motor home drunk in Santa Barbara -- so… READ MORE >

- 2009 days ago
Gary Collins -- Jailbound

Gary Collins -- Jailbound

Gary Collins has just pled no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol -- his third one -- and he's been sentenced to 120 days in the pokey ... but there's a catch.Gary can apply for… READ MORE >

- 2095 days ago
Gary Collins Charged  with DUI -- .29!!!

Gary Collins Charged with DUI -- .29!!!

Gary Collins has been charged with two counts of DUI for allegedly driving a motor home drunk January 31.We're told 70-year-old Collins blew an unbelievable .29 ... nearly four times the legal… READ MORE >

- 2108 days ago
Gary Collins Was Arrested While Driving a WHAT?

Gary Collins Was Arrested While Driving a WHAT?

It's not everyday a celebrity gets busted for DUI without ever leaving his home ... but Gary Collins found a way. According to the police report, the former talk show host was pulled over on… READ MORE >

- 2123 days ago

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