#2 - KT McCollins
He is part of a secondary that had 20 Interceptions last year (McCollins was second on the team behind Mark Pegues with 3) and had the only Interception that was returned for a Touchdown.
McCollins helped out on offense when DK Metcalf was hurt totaling 10 receptions for 229 yards (143 of those he earned after the catch - "YAC" yards - 62% of his receiving yards) and 2 Touchdowns. McCollins totaled 343 all-purpose yards last year (229 receiving, 44 INT return yards, 20 punt return yards [all from the one punt block he had and took back for a TD), and 50 kickoff return yards], and 4 Total Touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 INT return, 1 Punt Block return)
He is also the third Boys Basketball player I have listed on this year's Dandy Dozen, a critical player who comes off the bench and has made his fair share of highlights - none bigger than his Sophomore year in the 5A playoffs at Canton.
With less than a minute to play, the game tied at 43 and having trailed for the vast majority of the second half, Canton was dribbling back out to set up an offensive play. With the Tiger guard's back turned, McCollins was able to steal the ball and go the other way for an uncontested go-ahead layup to give Oxford the lead for good with 50 seconds left. The layup was a huge momentum changer as it gave Oxford a cushion they would never relinquished in a 50-45 win. The Chargers would get eliminated in the 2nd Round by Callaway that year.
McCollins is expected to get some offers soon for Football as a Defensive Back for his height and skill at the position. Some publications have considered him one of the top several DB in the state. He has a handful of Interceptions and has a knack for making a key play in the game whatever it'd be on Defense or on Special Teams where he has made a play there more often than not.
With this guy out on the field or the court, you can expect to see 110% effort out of him.
**Editor's Note: This is the eleventh of 12 Dandy Dozen Seniors I am releasing which will be done every Friday. You can see a schedule of which number will be released next HERE. #1 will be released next week.