Collins enter hall of fame


Erika Collins is the newest inductee into the American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS) Flag Football Hall of Fame.

Collins is a junior who plays quarterback for Simply Marvelous, the women’s flag football team at Florida A&M.  She has started at quarterback since her freshman year at FAMU.

As a freshman, she led the team to four national championships – one from the ACIS and one from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). She was named MVP for several tournaments throughout her career, including both of the national championship tournaments. Collins has been an essential piece of Simply Marvelous since joining the team. She uses her talent to help improve her teammates.

Collins, a third-year physical therapy student from Quincy, has been playing flag football since she was 7, when she would play at her local YMCA.  She loves sports.

Kimbryana Lewis, one of Collin’s teammates, said Collins is a great team player and deserves all the awards she has received. Lewis also said Collins has a good spirit and is very talented.

“This is my biggest achievement thus far,” Collins said.

            Since Collins began playing quarterback for Simply Marvelous, the team has experienced some of the most prosperous years since its inception in 1995. She has been one of the top players on the team and recently led Simply Marvelous to a sixth straight win in the Southern Miss NIRSA National Campus Championship Series Regional Flag Football Tournament.

Collins has had an outstanding college flag football career to date, which is why she has been inducted into the hall of fame. She is a humble individual who realizes that with practice and dedication you can only get better at your craft. Collins credits her success to her hard work and dedication throughout the years.

Collins will receive her award Dec. 30.