R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 12 games on offensive line, missing only at UAB and Boca Raton Bowl ... Played mostly at right guard in relief of Michael Selby, who had right ankle injury ... Played 221 snaps, including 74 in Herd's Conference USA title win over Louisiana Tech, when starter Michael Selby was nursing ankle injury ... Had eight knockdowns, three in title game, when he allowed only one sack ... Season-high snaps was 81 in loss to Western Kentucky..
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Redshirted.
HERD FILE: Born Dec. 11, 1994 ... Majoring in Finance at MU ... Committed in April 2012, choosing Herd over Bowling Green, Ohio, Toledo and Western Kentucky ... With the help of Collins' blocking, Trotwood-Madison High gained 5,200 total yards (1,678 passing and 3,522 rushing) in 2012, and finished with a championship-game loss in the Ohio Division II playoffs and a 12-3 record ... Played as a junior for Kettering Alter High ... Made official visit for Herd's home loss to Ohio in 2012 and was impressed with the large crowd (33,436) at Edwards Stadium.