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Photo courtesy of Rivals.com. Former Bishop McNamara standout Milan Collins will sit out his first season as a Maryland Terrapin due to injury.

Photo courtesy of Rivals.com. Former Bishop McNamara standout Milan Collins will sit out his first season as a Maryland Terrapin due to injury.

Published on: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

The freshman campaign of Maryland defensive back Milan Collins was over before it began.

Collins, a two-way standout during his high school career at Bishop McNamara, suffered an ankle injury during an accident in a dormitory room, his father said.

“He’s doing fine,” said Derwin Collins. “He’s doing great right now. Surgery was a success on his ankle.”

Collins said his family is “hoping for a full recovery” for his son’s injury.

Milan Collins participated in June’s Big 33 Classic as a member of Team Maryland. He was also selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl. During his tenure at Bishop McNamara, Collins started at quarterback and safety for the Forestville private school.

He was named first team All-WCAC as a junior and third team All-WCAC during a senior campaign in which he compiled over 1,500 passing yards, 500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and scored 15 touchdowns for the Mustangs.

A three-star recruit, Collins chose Maryland over offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Syracuse, West Virginia and Hawaii among others.

Former Bishop McNamara head coach Bryce Bevill once described Collins, a three-year starter, as a “natural leader” and said he’s “probably one of the hardest working kids that I’ve ever coached.”

In addition to Collins, Maryland freshman offensive lineman Jajuan Dulaney and Terrapins’ redshirt freshman defensive lineman Ty Tucker both suffered season-ending knee injuries that required surgery.

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