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Landon was rated No. 1 safety in the nation and top-10 overall prospect coming out of Dutchtown (La.) High School and became the first player in Louisiana High School football history to earn 5A All-State honors on both sides of the ball. Regarded as a top five-star player, Landon was recruited by nearly every major school before ultimately deciding on the University of Alabama.
Landon played 41 career games with the Crimson Tide as a versatile defensive back, starting at both safety spots, dime back and special teams. Landon received second-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore in 2013. As a junior in 2014, he was voted unanimous first-team All-American, named first-team All-SEC and was a finalist for the Nagurski Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award. He led the team in tackles and interceptions. Following his junior year, Landon declared for the 2015 NFL Draft and was considered the No. 1 safety on the board. He was selected with the 1st pick of the 2nd round (33rd overall) by the New York Giants.
In 2015 Landon played as the starting safety for the Giants. He finished his rookie season with 9 pass deflections, 112 combined tackles, and an interception. 2016 was his breakout year with 125 combined tackles, 4 sacks, 13 pass deflections, 5 interceptions, and a touchdown. Landon helped earn the Giants a wildcard playoff spot, with an 11-5 record. He was also invited to play in the Pro Bowl, was named All Pro, and NFC defensive player of the year.
Aside from his football work, Landon is beginning to do impactful work off the field. In June 2017 he hosted the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game, with proceeds going to fight childhood cancer through the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. What is apparent is that Landon has a long promising career ahead of him and his best yet to come.