We already knew that Landon Collins was one of six former Alabama players to make the Pro Bowl this season, but check out these stats:
That’s sixteen years, folks. Rodney Harrison was in the seventh season of his 15-year career when he accomplished the feat and was nominated for the Hall of Fame this year. That Landon was able to accomplish this in only his second season is nothing short of amazing.
More from the article:
Collins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week first for his performance against the Rams and then the following week against the Eagles, becoming the first player in Giants history to win the award in consecutive weeks. (The last NFL player to accomplish the feat was cornerback Charles Tillman in 2012; the last safety to do it since Troy Polamalu in 2010.) Collins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November.
It also mentions that Collins is the first Giants player with five interceptions and three sacks since Jason Sehorn in 1996. The Giants have to be thrilled with the return on their second-round investment.
Congratulations to Landon, and Roll Tide.