Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Landon Collins (26) reacts after a play against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Chick-fil-a Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama's Landon Collins ready to fill in for Vinnie Sunseri


Due to the season-ending injury suffered by Vinnie Sunseri, sophomore safety Landon Collins, the top-ranked recruit at his position in the Class of 2012, will have to step in and play big for the best team in the nation. It’s a challenge Collins isn’t shying away from.

Collins recently spoke about replacing Sunseri, praising the star junior while admitting that he’s excited for the opportunity to play more:

What it means to me is I’m excited. It’s been humbling and I’ve been staying at it trying to work as hard as I can to get to where I am now. I’m thankful for it, I just take every advantage I can get.

 

I’ll bring the same type of passion Vinnie brought to the game. Vinnie played hard and gave 150 percent every game, every play, every down. I’m going to bring the same thing. Looking up to him, he played with passion and determination and a will not to give up. That’s what I’m going to do for the team (ESPN).

Collins will be tested right off the bat. The Crimson Tide take on a Tennessee Volunteers team this weekend that’s fresh off an upset of South Carolina. The Tide’s next game after that will be their yearly battle against LSU.

[Source: ESPN]

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