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Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Aviante Collins (76) reacts during an NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (Kirby Lee via AP)

Aviante Collins

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#76

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 27

Weight: 292 lbs

College: TCU

2020 SEASON

  • G
  • GS

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Biography

• Made the 1st start of his NFL career vs. Chicago (12/29/19).

• Comes from a track family, father, Bill, was inducted into the TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame as a 3-time Southwest Conference championship sprinter. Brother, Lavon, was a 2-time All-American sprinter/hurdler for the Horned Frogs.

OFF THE FIELD

• In November 2019, helped give away 250 turkeys with other offensive linemen at The Salvation Army-Citadel Worship and Service Center in St. Paul.

• Played final season at TCU as a graduate student after earning his degree in the spring of 2016.

• His grandfather served as a U.S. Marine.

• Regularly participated in community events throughout the 2018 season despite his arm being in a sling much of the year.

• Married wife Jordan in March of 2019.

• Pronounced AH-vee-on.

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