Alfred "Sonny" Collins, who played football at Kentucky from 1972-75, will represent UK as an SEC Legend at the league's championship game weekend in Atlanta.
Collins finished his career as the SEC’s all-time rushing leader with 3,835 yards and was named an All-American in 1973 and '75. He missed a portion of the 1974 season with a leg injury.
Collins was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and was the SEC Player of the Year in 1973.
Despite a number of runners UK has produced that have gone on to the NFL, Collins still owns the Kentucky career record for rushing yardage and also holds school records for rushing attempts (777), rushing touchdowns (26) and 100-yard rushing games (18).
He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the 8th pick of the 2nd round of the 1976 NFL draft. In a game against San Francisco, Collins set a then-team record when he rushed 31 times for 107 yards. A knee injury ended his pro career after one year.
A native of Madisonville, Collins is a member of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.
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