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Nebraska Football: Junior DT Maliek Collins Declares For NFL Draft

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The Junior DT makes it official at the presser when the bowl game finishes.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers win in the Foster Farms Bowl over UCLA was the final game for one Husker Junior.

Nebraska Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins declared, at the postgame press conference, that he will be entering the NFL Draft for the upcoming 2016 season.

Collins, who is a Junior out of Center High School in Kansas City, Missouri, will be forgoing his Senior season.

Collins played all 13 games for the Huskers this year, starting 12 of them. He recorded 14 solo tackles with 15 assisted tackles this season, making it 29 total. He had 7 of those tackles for loss. The Junior scored 2.5 sacks on the season as well.

Collins was originally a mid-level 3 star DT prospect out of the KC area, recruited by John Garrison & Rich Kaczenski to Nebraska. He never seemed to mesh with new DC Mark Banker and DL coach Hank Hughes, but he should do well at the next level.

We wish him well in the National Football League.