Michigan wideout Nico Collins is moving to a lower jersey number it appears.
Per Collins’ Instagram story, he’s switching from No. 4 to the highly coveted No. 1.
Standout Michigan wideouts of the past have wore No. 1, including the likes of Anthony Carter and Braylon Edwards. Collins’ is a premier collegiate receiver as well and looks to put together his best season yet after a good 2019 where he had 37 receptions for 729 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-4 target provides a reliable field-stretching, 50-50 ball target that often draws double coverage. “If there’s two guys covering one, now they’re playing with nine. That’s big. Randy Moss had that kind of effect. That’s big. You know when a receiver draws attention too, he draws double coverage a lot,” head coach Jim Harbaugh said last year. “But you recognize that and it helps your running game, too. Because now our receivers are occupying two defenders. But he’s got a knack for it. He’s as good as I’ve seen in a long time with going up and then making the contestant catch it at its highest point.”
Collins isn’t the only Michigan player to recently change his number, receiver Giles Jackson just switched to No. 0.