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Remember Matthew Collier?

Collier heads to the end zone.

Matt Collier used to run up and down the sidelines for touchdowns when he played for the Southside Cardinals. During those years he was by all accounts unstoppable. A smooth and patient runner who understood the game of angles better than anybody. Collier always knew where he was at on a football field and always knew the angles that would give him the best leverage to get to the end zone. All of Collier’s talents paid off as he rushed his way into San Antonio history becoming the 7th all time leading rusher in the 7th largest city in the United States of America. Collier dazzled the crowds and helped put a fledgling Southside Cardinals team on the map as a member of one of Coach Ricky Lock’s first classes.

Collier went on to play college football for Black Hill State in South Dakota where he has learned many new things. Collier has spent most of his first couple of years playing special teams and learning the college game behind a couple of good players. Collier got a shot to play at the end of his redshirt sophomore season. He found success leading his team in rushing in a game against CSU-Pueblo towards the end of the season. Collier says “it was big for me it gave me a lot of confidence” he also says that the team has an entire new coaching staff and that “it has been a blessing for me in this new offense it fits me a lot better”

Collier celebrates a touchdown.

However, Covid19 had other plans wrecking Black Hills State and Collier’s Junior season. Collier tested positive the Wednesday before the opening game and missed the first two games. The last three games of an already shortened season were also canceled hindering Collier and not allowing him to get much deserved reps.

Now the team has started spring ball and Collier says it makes for long days between full time classes and full-time football. He says that this upcoming season has the same goals as going into last season and he wants to continue the momentum he had before Covid19 interrupted last season.

I think Collier will have a terrific showing in the upcoming Spring Game. We will continue to follow Collier’s upcoming Senior season.

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