Funeral Arrangements Set for Huntingdon Student-Athlete

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tentative funeral arrangements are now set for Huntingdon College freshman Sam Collins.

Collins, a defensive lineman for Huntingdon College, died following the second practice of the preseason Friday morning.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, August 23, at 10:00am at Flomaton High School in Flomaton.

Collins was taken to Jackson Hospital where Montgomery Police Department spokesman Captain Huey Thornton said he was pronounced dead about 7:30 p.m. Friday evening.

Huntingdon officials said he became ill following a morning workout.

Thornton said the coaching staff thought he may have had heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Collins was a pre-dentistry student at the university and was named to the All-State Football Team his senior year of high school.

The Sam Collins Memorial Fund has been established in honor of the man.

To contribute, checks may be made payable to Huntingdon College with Sam Collins Memorial Fund designated on the check, and mailed to:

The Office of External Affairs
Huntingdon College
1500 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama  36106