Landon Collins is a popular name in American football. He is best known as a security player in the National Football League (NFL) and he plays for the New York Giants. He was born on January 10, 1994, as Landon Alexandar Collins in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of parents Thomas Collins and April Justin. Collins is the first child of his parents and has two siblings; a younger brother named Gerald Willis and a sister named Gerrah Willis. His father is a station manager at the Coastal Bridge construction company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while his mother lives in Florida.
Collins grew up in the Algiers neighborhood but had to move with his family to Geismar, Louisiana, where they settled after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a child, he showed an interest in the game of soccer, and so when he was between four and twelve years old, he had his father as his coach, and he has always described these years as the best and most influential of his career, adding that it is thanks to his father that he made it this far.
He attended Dutchtown High School in Geismar. A three-sport star in high school, Collins was also good at baseball, which he began playing at age seven. As an athlete, he was recognized as one of the top sprinters in the state. He won the 100-meter sprint at the 2012 Episcopal 4-way Championships with a personal best of 16.28 seconds and a career-best of 21.60 seconds in the 200-meter sprint at the 2012 Jostens Invitational. He also ran a 4.48 second 40-meter run and had a 36-inch vertical jump.
As a soccer player, he played the role of a defensive setback and is also said to have been the first player in LSWA history to receive a 5A All-State honor. In 2012 he participated in the Under Armour All-America Game. After high school, Landon Collins enrolled in college at the University of Alabama, where he played college football for three seasons and won a championship in his first season.
Before he chose Alabama, he had many other offers from many major schools, but he limited his choice to Alabama. Collins gave up his last year in college to declare for the NFL Draft 2015. He was voted 33rd place by the New York Giants in the second round after the team sold out seven places at the Tennessee Titans just to beat him. He was signed to a four-year contract worth $6.12 million.
Collins began playing football at a professional level in 2015 and has been improving and getting better at the game ever since. In his second season with the New York Giants, he was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl and in 2017 he was also named to the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row. On January 14, 2017, Collins was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year.
Family – Mom, Brother
Landon Collins’ father is Thomas “Tom” Collins, who died shortly after the family’s relocation after being hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. His mother, April Justin, has remarried but has been a loving and supportive mother to her children. Her relationship with Landon, however, was strained after he chose the University of Alabama over Louisiana State University for college football.
Collins made his choice live on television at the Under Armour All-American game. His mother was very unhappy with his decision and would not have attended his draft if his younger brother Gerald had not lured her with the promise of a Draft Week Spa event.
It has been years since Landon Collins made his decision and he has continued to play professional football with the New York Giants, but despite his football success in Tuscaloosa, his mother April Justin still holds to her opinion that Louisiana is a better choice for her son than Alabama.
Landon’s younger brother, Gerald Willis, is also a footballer and played football at the University of Florida before moving to the University of Miami. However, he got into big trouble when he played for the Florida Gators and was dismissed for anti-team activities, including fights with teammates. But Gerald says he is a different person now and is working on becoming a better footballer.
Who is Landon Collins’ Girlfriend?
Landon Collins is not yet married, but he is engaged to be married to Victoria Lowrey, his college girlfriend. Lowrey is a graduate of the University of Alabama and is engaged to Landon, although he has children by three different women.
When the post of their engagement became viral, one of the mothers of his children, Rocsi, accused Landon of having abandoned his responsibilities as a father. Landon and Victoria have since tried to stay away from the media since the incident with his baby mama.
Quick Facts – Weight, Height
- Name: Landon Alexandar Collins
- Known as: Landon Collins
- Profession: American football player
- Birth Date: January 10, 1994
- Horoscope: Capricorn
- Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Nationality: American
- Girlfriend: Victoria Lowrey
- Children: 3 (K. Collins, C. Collins and S. Collins)
- Height: 6 feet 0 inch (1.83m)
- Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black