Coach Charlie Collins continues to be one of the nation’s top wide receiver gurus. He built his reputation working with top wideouts Chad Ochocinco and Steve Smith, both All Pro receivers, while they were in junior college. He also worked with Ochocinco, who still considers Collins his mentor, and Chris Henry during his time contributing to the Cincinnati Bengals receiver corps and still personally trains T.J. Houshmandzadeh in the offseason.
Many of the NFL’s top receivers continue to seek out Coach Collins in the offseason to work with him in Southern California. Collins has also trained several top youth All-Americans from the LA area. He stresses fundamentals and the nuances of playing WR at the highest levels. He understands the necessary techniques to improve hand-eye coordination, footwork, release and separation, as well as how to teach a receiver to sink his hips coming in and out of breaks.
Collins spent last season coaching receivers for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions after spending the prior season with the UFL’s California Riverwoods. He is a former wide receiver with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos and was an All-American at Cal State Northridge.
Entering his third season with FBU, we welcome back “Coach C” as a staple in our wide-receiving coaching corps. He is quickly building a strong following at FBU camps.
Notable NFL Players Coached or Trained:
- All-Pro Chad Ochocinco, WR
- All-Pro Steve Smith, WR
- Chris Henry, WR
- Pro Bowler T.J. Houshmanzadeh, WR
|FBU Wide Receiver Coach|
|Santa Monica Community College
San Francisco 49ers
Sacramento Mountain Lions
|FBU Camp Schedule|
|Phoenix - March 15th-17th|