James Joseph Collins was an American professional baseball player. He played fourteen seasons in Major League Baseball. Collins was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. Collins was regarded for his defense, he was best known for his ability to field a bunt—prior to his debut, it was the shortstop who fielded bunts down the third base line—and is regarded as a pioneer of the modern defensive play of a third baseman. As of 2012, he is second all-time in putouts by a third baseman behind Brooks Robinson. At the plate, Collins finished his career with 65 home runs, 1055 runs scored, 983 RBI and a.294 batting average. Collins was the first manager of the Boston Red Sox franchise known as the Boston Americans, he was the winning manager in the first-ever World Series, as Boston defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1903 World Series, five games to three. Jimmy Collins was born in New York. After graduating St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute he went to work for the Delaware and Western Railroad and played baseball in the Buffalo City League.
Collins began his professional baseball career with the minor league Buffalo Bisons of the Eastern League, the forerunner of the current International League, in 1893. That season, he was used as a shortstop, batting.286 in 76 games. In 1894, Collins was moved to the outfield by the Bisons, he batted.352 with nine home runs in 125 games, after the season his contract was purchased by the Boston Beaneaters for $500. Collins began his major league career as a right fielder, playing ten games at the position with the Beaneaters in 1895. On May 19, he was loaned to the Louisville Colonels, again for $500, he was soon made batting.279 over the remainder of the season. However, his larger impact was on defense, where he played in on the grass rather than back to cut down on the number of bunt hits. Collins was returned to the Beaneaters after the 1895 season. Joe Harrington was the club's starting third baseman at the beginning of the season, but Collins soon asserted himself as the starter, Harrington was released in July.
Collins asserted himself as a skilled player in 1897 when he held a.346 batting average and knocked in 132 runs. He led the league in both putouts and assists as well, a feat he would duplicate in 1900, he followed with an impressive 1898 season, in which he hit.328—seventh in the league—drove in 111 runs and belted a league-high 15 home runs. Following the 1900 season, by now regarded as the best third baseman in the game, was offered the manager's job with the Boston Americans of the new American League, he accepted the job, which came with a salary of $5,500, a $3,500 signing bonus, a cut of the team's profits, despite efforts by Beaneaters owner Arthur Soden to keep him. The two traded accusations in the press, Collins went further, accusing National League owners of conspiring to hold down salaries, stating "I would not go back now if they offered me the whole outfit." Collins recruited other National League stars for the Americans' roster, including Cy Young, in his first season as player-manager guided the team to a second-place finish, four games behind the Chicago White Sox.
In 1902, Collins was limited to 108 games by injury, the Americans finished third. He did hit the team's first inside-the-park grand slam however; the next season, Collins led the Americans to their first American League pennant, winning the league by 14½ games over the Philadelphia Athletics. With an agreement in place for the champions of the American and National Leagues to meet in a best-of-nine "World Series", Boston represented the Junior Circuit. After losing two out of three at home to start the series losing the first game in Pittsburgh, the Americans won the next three in Pittsburgh returned home to win Game Eight in Boston to become the first-ever World Series Champions. Collins himself batted.250 in the Series, with a pair of triples and five runs scored. The Americans won the pennant again in 1904, with Collins batting.271 and leading the league in putouts for the fifth time in eight seasons. However, the Americans would not get the opportunity to defend their title, as John McGraw and the New York Giants refused to play them in the postseason.
In 1905, the Americans slipped to fourth place, Collins clashed with team president John I. Taylor quitting on the team during the season; as a player, Collins again missed time due to injury. In 1906, Collins found himself in hot water, as not only were the Americans in last, but he himself was suspended twice, was was replaced as manager by Chick Stahl, he missed the end of the season with a knee injury. Collins began the 1907 season with Boston. For reasons that have never become clear, Stahl had committed suicide during spring training. After playing 41 games with the Americans, Collins was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in June for infielder John Knight. While he batted.278, he had a career-low.330 slugging percentage, failed to hit a home run for the first time in his career. In 1908, he slumped further, batting just.217, was let go. After his major league career ended, Collins continued to manage in the minor leagues, he spent 1909 with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association spent two seasons with the Providence Grays in the Eastern League before retiring.
When Collins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1945, he was the first to be chosen as a third baseman
James Collins (bioengineer)
James J. Collins is an American bioengineer, the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, he is one of the founders of the emerging field of synthetic biology, has made multiple synthetic biology breakthroughs in biotechnology and biomedicine, including paper-based diagnostics for Zika & Ebola and programmable cells that serve as living diagnostics and living therapeutics to detect-and-treat infections, rare genetic metabolic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease. Collins is a pioneering researcher in systems biology, having made fundamental discoveries regarding the actions of antibiotics and the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Collins received a bachelor's degree in physics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987 and a doctorate in Medical Engineering from the University of Oxford in 1990. From 1987 to 1990, he was a Rhodes Scholar. Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. Collins is a core founding faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard.
From 1990 to 2014, he was on the faculty at Boston University, where he was a William F. Warren Distinguished Professor, a University Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Co-Director of the Center for BioDynamics and Director of the Center of Synthetic Biology. Collins' scientific accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards, including the NIH Director's Pioneer Award, the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging, the inaugural Anthony J. Drexel Exceptional Achievement Award, the Lagrange Prize from the CRT Foundation in Italy, the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award, the BMES Robert A. Pritzker Award, the HFSP Nakasone Award, the Promega Biotechnology Research Award, being selected for Technology Review's inaugural TR100 - 100 young innovators who will shape the future of technology - and the Scientific American 50 - the top 50 outstanding leaders in science and technology. Collins is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
In 2003, he received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award", becoming the first bioengineer to receive this honor. Collins' award citation noted, "Throughout his research, Collins demonstrates a proclivity for identifying abstract principles that underlie complex biological phenomena and for using these concepts to solve concrete, practical problems.". He was honored as a Medical All-Star by the Boston Red Sox, threw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game in Fenway Park. In 2016, Collins was named an Allen Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. Collins is an elected member of all three U. S. national academies - the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Collins is a committed teacher, he has won numerous teaching awards at Boston University, including the Biomedical Engineering Teacher of the Year Award, the College of Engineering Professor of the Year Award, the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by Boston University.
Collins has been involved with a number of start-up companies, his inventions and technologies have been licensed by several biotech and medical device companies. Collins is the scientific co-founder and chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of Sample6 Technologies, Synlogic and EnBiotix, he serves on the Board of Directors of Fulcrum Therapeutics and the SAB of Agilis Biotherapeutics, Evelo Biosciences, enEvolv, Indigo Agriculture, Joule Unlimited, PureTech Health and Excel Medical Ventures. Additionally, he has served on the SAB of Mannkind Corporation, Seres Health, Codon Devices, Gene Network Sciences, Epitome Biosystems, Afferent Corp, Cellicon Biotechnologies, Synereca Pharmaceuticals, LifeWave Ltd, Bios Group Inc. Collins has served as a science advisor to Unilever, Agilent, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, the New England Patriots, Brooks Sports. Collins ran track and cross country at Holy Cross, earned a blue playing for the varsity basketball team at the University of Oxford. Collins has pioneered the development and use of nonlinear dynamical approaches to study and improve biological function, helped to transform biology into an engineering science.
His current research interests include: synthetic biology - modeling and constructing synthetic gene networks, systems biology - reverse engineering occurring gene regulatory networks. Collins has invented a number of novel devices and techniques, including vibrating insoles for enhancing balance, a prokaryotic riboregulator, bistable genetic toggle switches for biotechnology and bioenergy applications, dynamical control techniques for eliminating cardiac arrhythmias, systems biology techniques for identifying drug targets and disease mediators. Collins proposed that input noise could be used to enhance sensory function and motor control in humans, he and collaborators showed that touch sensation and balance control in young and older adults, patients with stroke, patients with diabetic neuropathy could be improved with the application of sub-sensory mechanical noise, e.g. via vibrating insoles. This work has led to the creation of a new class of medical devices to address complications resulting from diabetic neuropathy, restore brain fun
James Collins (footballer, born 1983)
James Michael Collins is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ipswich Town. He started his career with Cardiff City, progressing through the club's youth system before making his senior debut in 2000, he played for two periods with West Ham. Collins as well as for the Wales national football team, making his debut in 2004, he went on to win 51 caps before announcing his international retirement in 2017. Collins attended St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School as a teenager; as a youngster, Collins played in the youth teams of local sides Shaftesbury and Pill before joining Cardiff City at the age of 15. He signed as a trainee after playing local football in his native city of Newport, he was one of two first-year apprentices offered a professional contract for the 2000–01 season along with Martyn Giles. He made his debut for Cardiff at the age of 17 in an FA Cup match against Bristol Rovers on 19 November 2000, which Cardiff won 5–1, as a substitute in place of Robert Earnshaw.
However, a broken toe suffered. In his early years with the club, Collins played as both a defender and a striker with manager Lennie Lawrence stating that "it wasn't clear whether James was a centre-half or a centre-forward" when he was appointed manager. Collins' broke into the first-team playing as a forward, scoring in his first start for the club during a 1–1 draw with Colchester United in November 2001. Lawrence and his coaching staff would settle on playing Collins as a defender and he went on to make 86 appearances in all competitions for Cardiff, scoring six goals, he won the Welsh Young Player of the Year award in 2005. Collins joined West Ham United in July 2005, along with his centre-back partner at Cardiff, Danny Gabbidon, in a £3.5 million deal for the pair as Cardiff attempted cut their wage bill and raise money. West Ham had seen a £350,000 bid for Collins rejected. Cardiff chairman Sam Hammam stated that club could have received a better price for Collins from other clubs but West Ham were the only team to place a bid for Gabbidon and would only complete the transfer if it included both players.
Due to fitness problems as well as competition from more experienced players, Collins did not make his West Ham debut until the League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday on 20 September 2005, which West Ham won 4–2. He made his Premiership debut on 29 October 2005 in a 2–0 away defeat by Liverpool, he scored his first goal for West Ham in a 1–1 draw with Portsmouth on Boxing Day 2005. Collins ended his first Hammers season with two league goals, after scoring again in a 4–1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April 2006. Due to injuries to new signing Matthew Upson and 2005–06 Hammer of the Year Danny Gabbidon, Collins was given the chance to form a centre-back partnership with Anton Ferdinand towards the end of the 2006–07 season. On 28 January 2008, it was announced that Collins would be out for a year after suffering severe ligament damage in a West Ham reserve game against Portsmouth, his injury kept him out for nine months and on 26 October 2008, Collins returned to first team action, starting in West Ham's 2–0 loss to Arsenal at Upton Park.
Collins signed a four-year contract with Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee on 1 September 2009, the last day of the transfer window. On his league debut for Villa, on 13 September, he helped them keep a clean sheet in the Second City Derby against Birmingham City, his first goal for the club was the winner against Chelsea in a 2–1 victory, in which he was named Man of the Match. Collins played the full ninety minutes of the League Cup Final at Wembley on 28 February 2010, which saw Aston Villa beaten 1–2 by Manchester United. Collins played the full game when Villa returned to Wembley on 10 April 2010, in a 0–3 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. In March 2011, manager Gérard Houllier fined Collins and fellow centre-back Richard Dunne two weeks' wages after what was reported as "a boozy row with club staff during a team-bonding exercise". On 1 August 2012, Collins signed for West Ham United for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract, he was allocated the number 19 shirt. On 18 August 2012, Collins started alongside Winston Reid in a 1–0 home win against his former club, Aston Villa on the opening day of the 2012–13 Premier League season.
He was awarded'Man of the Match' for his performance on his second'debut'. Collins first goals in his second spell with West Ham came on 5 January in an FA Cup 3rd round tie against Manchester United; the game finished. Collins signed a two-year extension to his contract on 24 December 2015, which could keep him at the club until 2018. On 15 August 2016, Collins scored West Ham's first Premier League goal of the season, in a 2–1 defeat against London rivals, Chelsea. Following the end of the 2017–18 season, it was announced that Collins' contract would not be renewed and that he would leave the club on 30 June. Collins posted an Instagram message. Collins had been training at Aston Villa following his release from West Ham United and impressed manager Dean Smith, being offered a five-week contract in December. However, he injured his calf in his first training session after signing the short-term deal ruling him out for its duration, leading Collins to cancel the contract. On 11 January 2019, Collins joined Ipswich Town.
He made his debut in a 1-0 home win against Rotherham United on 12 January. Collins played for the Wales under-21 team on several occasions and captained them in a match against Germany U21s. Col
James E. Collins
James E. Collins is an American veterinary physician and academic, he is the professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and its Director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Collins has written several research articles in the field of veterinarian medicine. Collins’ interest for veterinarian medicine was influenced by his brother, a veterinarian and a veterinary microbiologist at the University of Wisconsin, he went to the University of Minnesota to study veterinary science earning a Doctorate of veterinary medicine. In 1978, after completing his degree and a one-year practise, Collins began pursuing a master's degree in veterinary pathology at Michigan State University. In 1980, he started his Ph. D. in Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology. During his Ph. D. he was hired by Martin Berglund at South Dakota State University to help with swine diagnostic pathology. In 1986, Collins completed his Ph. D. and followed up as an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine, University of Minnesota with Berglund.
During his research, Collins discovered a particular type of injury in pigs. This discovery led him to experimentally reproduce the disease in collaboration with fellow researchers and create related vaccines and diagnostic tests known as “Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome” or PRRS. Collins was recognized for this particular discovery. In 1998, Collins became the director of the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. During his tenure, he contributed to the upgrade of the molecular diagnostic lab, he has been an important part of Zepto Life Technology as he has assisted the company's staff with diagnostic methodology selection and development. In September 2015, Collins resigned from his position of director of the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Collins is the author of numerous patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office during his career. Here is below a list of his patents granted in USA, the European Union and Danemark.
“Kit for detecting swine infertility and respiratory syndrome virus”. September 2003. US Patent 10/281,884. “Methods for detecting swine infertility and respiratory syndrome virus”. October 2013. US Patent 6,498,008 B2 “Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and method for detection”. “SIRS vaccine and diagnosis method”. Canadian Patent 2,116,384. “Immunogenic composition containing inactivated swine infertility and respiratory syndrome virus”, June 2001. US Patent 6,241,990. “Method for Diagnosis of Mystery Swine Disease”. November 1997. US Patent 5,683,865. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome: A Review. Recent Advances in Swine Health and Production, Vol. 2. Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome. In Disease of Swine. Spatial dispersal of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus-contaminated flies after contact with experimentally infected pigs. Evaluation of five antibody detection tests for diagnosis of bovine paratuberculosis. Evaluation of the effects of animal age, concurrent bacterial infection, pathogenicity of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus on virus concentration in pigs.
Evaluation of a rapid fecal PCR test for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in dairy cattle; the impact of animal age, bacterial coinfection, isolate pathogenicity on the shedding of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in aerosols from experimentally infected pigs. Serological evaluation of precolostral serum samples to detect Bovine viral diarrhea virus infections in large commercial dairy herds. Detection and control of bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in a large commercial dairy herd. Recognition for pioneering research on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. Transmissible Diseases of Swine Committee, United States Animal Health Association - 1992 Mark of Excellence Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota - 1993 Veterinarian of the Year, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association - 2005. Howard Dunne Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Swine Industry - 2006. James E. Collins official page
James M. Collins
James Mitchell "Jim" Collins was a Republican who represented the Third Congressional District of Texas from 1968-1983. The district was based at the time around Irving in Dallas County. Collins was born in Hallsville in Harrison County in East Texas, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Collins' sister was Ruth Sharp Altshuler. In 1989, Collins was inducted into the Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Fame the same year it was created in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the institution. Collins graduated thereafter from Southern Methodist University in University Park and from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collins entered the United States Army, having served as a lieutenant in the Third Army of General George S. Patton, Jr. during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Collins was first elected to the U. S. House in a special election caused by the death in 1968 of Democratic U. S. Representative Joe R. Pool. In the general election that fall, he received 81,696 votes to 55,939 for Democrat Robert H. Hughes.
His victory was part of a strong trend toward the GOP in north Dallas. Barbara Staff one of the three co-chairmen in Texas for the Ronald W. Reagan challenge to U. S. President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. in the 1976 Republican presidential primary, worked in Collins' campaigns and in the congressional office for a time. As the president of the Council of Republican Women's Clubs of Dallas County, she had launched a successful membership program known as "I Believe" and was known in particular for her conservative political views and organizational skills. At sixty-six in 1982, Collins relinquished his House seat to challenge the entrenched Texas Democratic U. S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, of Houston, at sixty-one a political icon in Texas; the conservative Collins won the Republican primary for senator by defeating an more conservative rival, Walter Mengden of Houston. As a state senator, Mengden had been an advocate of instituting the initiative and referendum in Texas, two reforms never implemented. Collins polled 152,469 in the primary to Mengden's 91,780.
A third contender received 7.1 percent of the vote. Collins subsequently lost the general election by a large margin. Bentsen polled 1,818,223 to Collins' 1,256,759; the 1982 elections ended the political careers of both Mengden and Collins, but they represented a triumph for Lloyd Bentsen, who led his party to victory in all statewide races that year, including judgeships, the last year thus far that Democrats have swept all statewide races, including judgeships, in Texas. Collins' son-in-law, Richard W. Fisher of Dallas, who married Collins's daughter, Nancy Miles Collins, worked for the Independent presidential campaign of H. Ross Perot in 1992. In 1994, five years after Collins' death, Fisher ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic nominee against freshman Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who emerged as Bentsen's long-time Senate successor. Collins was succeeded in Congress by fellow Republican Steve Bartlett, who had defeated future U. S. Senator Hutchison in the GOP primary in 1982.
Bartlett left Congress in 1991. Bartlett was succeeded by current Third District Republican Representative Sam Johnson, a popular former POW from the Vietnam War. Collins is interred at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, his grave marker reads "God and Country". United States Congress. "James M. Collins". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Entry on the Political Graveyard History of I&R in Texas
James Collins (footballer, born 1990)
James Steven Collins is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Luton Town. Starting his career at Aston Villa, he did not break through to the first team and has since represented a number of teams in the English Football League and the Scottish Premiership. Collins has notably won promotion from the fourth tier of English football four times so far in his career. Twice as a runner-up with Shrewsbury Town, once as champions with Northampton Town, most with Luton Town. Born and raised in England, he has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-19 and under-21 levels. Born in Coventry, West Midlands, Collins started his career with Aston Villa. Collins attended the Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Language College in Coventry. In his final years at the club's academy and reserve teams, Collins had been a prolific goalscorer for the academy notching up 23 goals, his impact led manager Martin O'Neill to give the Collins opportunity to prove himself on loan the following season.
Prior to the 2010–11 season, Collins joined up with Scottish club Aberdeen for a trial, appearing in a friendly match away to Tamworth. At this time, he became known as Jim Collins to avoid confusion between himself and his Aston Villa teammate of the same name. Following the trial, it appears Collins has returned to The Villains, however it was reported that Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee had not given up on signing the player. Nonetheless, Collins remained at Villa following the departure of manager Martin O'Neill. Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald named the striker in his 20-man squad to travel to Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League on 18 August 2010. On Aston Villa's official website, he has been called James Collins Jnr, he was loaned out in October 2009 on a three-month deal to Darlington, where he made his professional debut in a 3–0 loss to Barnet. He scored his first goal for Darlington in a 2–1 defeat at Hereford United on 31 October 2009. Three weeks on 21 November 2009, Collins scored again, a 35-yard lob, in a 5–2 loss against Chesterfield.
Collins' spell at Darlington began however he found it difficult to remain in the first team and returned to Aston Villa on 22 January 2010 when his loan spell terminated. On 15 October 2010, Collins joined League Two club Burton Albion on an emergency loan, made an impact by scoring two goals in his first three matches for the club, his good performance earned Collins a nomination of the League Two Player of the Month award. His good performance led Collins to stay at the club making a permanent move. On 15 November 2010, his loan spell was extended for second month. After adding two more goals to his tally, his loan spell was extended for the third time. However, manager Paul Peschisolido believed. On 7 January 2011, Collins signed permanently for League Two club Shrewsbury Town on an 18-month contract, he made his debut the following day, setting up a goal for Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, in a 3–1 loss against Morecambe. Collins scored his first goals for the club on 18 January, notching twice in a 3–1 win over Accrington Stanley and scored another brace on 29 March, in a 3–1 victory over Rotherham United, managing eight goals in total during his first half season at Shrewsbury.
The 2011–12 season started well for Collins when he scored his first league goal in the opening match of the season, Shrewsbury Town drawing 1–1 against Plymouth Argyle, scoring again in a 3–2 win over Derby County in the first round of the League Cup days later. On 20 September 2011, he scored against Premier League team Arsenal in the third round of the League Cup, giving Shrewsbury an early lead in a match they would lose 3–1 at The Emirates, hit another brace on return to League duty four days in a 2–0 win over Torquay United to send the club into second place in the table. Following an injury to midfielder Nicky Wroe, Collins temporarily assumed penalty taking duties for Shrewsbury Town, scoring from the spot in a 2–1 home win against Southend United. During the season, manager Graham Turner compared Collins to Wolves legend Steve Bull, due to his strength and determination commenting that he believed he could continue to improve his goal scoring record. In his first full season at Shrewsbury, Collins made 47 appearances, scoring 16 goals in all competitions, was the club's top scorer as they won promotion to League One.
Collins was offered a new deal and Turner expected him to re-sign, however he attracted interests from other clubs such as Watford, Coventry City and Sheffield United opting to join fellow promoted club Swindon Town. On 18 June 2012, Collins signed for Swindon Town. Upon the move, Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner expected the fee to be settled by a tribunal, settled at £140,000 plus add-ons causing Swindon to enter a transfer embargo due to overspending. Collins first goals for the club came against Premier League team Stoke City in the second round of the League Cup, scoring a hat-trick to help knock out Stoke 4–3 after extra time. Collins first league goal came eleven matches into Swindon's campaign and proved to be the winner despite being scored in the first minute against Bury on 6 October 2012. Collins added his second goal in the league the following match against the club he supported as a boy, this time helping Swindon rescue a point on 13 October; the New Year proved to be good fortune for Collins as he scored four goals against Portsmouth on 1 January 2013 in a 5–0 thrashing.
After the match, Collins described scoring four goals, after coming on from the bench, as "surreal experience". Despite manager Paulo Di Canio resigning, the introduction of new manager Kevin MacDonald allowed Collins to add to hi
Jamie Collins (footballer, born 1984)
James Edward Collins is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for and captains National League club Sutton United. Collins began his youth career as a scholar at Watford, signing a professional contract with the club in June 2004. However, he was released the following February. Collins joined Havant & Waterlooville F. C. for the rest of the season impressing the fans and signing a full contract with the club in May 2005. Collins went on to play four seasons with The Hawks, becoming a first team regular and being rewarded with the captaincy for the 2007–08 season. In his first season as captain, Havant made a memorable run in the FA Cup, knocking out Football League sides Notts County and Swansea City to earn a fourth round tie away at Liverpool, in which they twice took the lead before losing 5–2. After a disappointing 2008–09 campaign, Collins joined division rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough for an undisclosed fee, he spent just three months at the club before being signed by Newport County manager Dean Holdsworth, where he went on to be a key player in the 2009–10 season, as Newport won the Conference South title with a record 103 points.
In January 2011 Holdsworth became manager of League Two side Aldershot Town, Collins followed his former boss five months signing on a free transfer at the end of the 2010–11 season. On January transfer window deadline day on 31 January 2012, Collins signed for Forest Green Rovers on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee. Collins made his Forest Green debut on 18 February 2012 in a home win against Gateshead. In July 2012, Collins signed an extension to his contract at Forest Green which would see him stay at The New Lawn until the end of the 2013–14 season. In May 2013, Collins and Forest Green agreed to the mutual termination of his contract and he moved to Eastleigh. After being released by Eastleigh, Collins signed for Sutton United at the start of 2015, making 19 league appearances in the second half of the 2014–15 season and scoring his first goal for the club in a 2–1 victory against Basingstoke Town on 11 April 2015. Collins was appointed captain for the 2015–16 season, making 29 full and two substitute league appearances for the U's and scoring a further five goals, leading them to winning the National League South title.
He was named in the National League South team of the season. Remaining as Sutton captain for the 2016–17 season, Collins scored his first goal in the National League when he headed in a corner in a 3–1 victory against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on 13 August 2016, helping Sutton to earn their first win in English football's fifth tier in 16 years. Sutton supporters unofficially voted Collins player of the month for September 2016 and again for October 2016. Collins made his 100th career appearance for Sutton on 3 December 2016 in a 2–1 win against League Two club Cheltenham Town in the 2nd round of the FA Cup. In the 4th round on 29 January 2017, Collins scored a calmly taken penalty to knock out Championship side Leeds United 1–0 and send Sutton through to the 5th round for the first time in the club's 118-year history. On 20 February, Collins captained Sutton, he finished the season with a tally of eight goals in the league and was named Club Player of the Year. Collins scored his first goal in Sutton's 2017–18 campaign in their opening match, a 2–0 win against Leyton Orient.
Before signing a professional contract with Aldershot, Collins worked as a primary school teacher. He has worked as a football coach, received an FA level 3 coaching badge during his time at Watford; when not playing football, Collins works part-time as a builder. As of match played 9 November 2017 Sutton United National League South: 2015–16 Jamie Collins at Soccerbase Jamie Collins at Soccerway