Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mo Collins

Some highlights of the life of much-loved Mo Collins.

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'Head football coach Mo Collins speaks at West Charlotte High School Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The school will receive a new synthetic turf football field, thanks in part to a $200,000 grant from the Carolina Panthers through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program.'
Todd Sumlin/Staff


December 11, 1993


December 13, 1993

Mo is listed under his real name here, Damon Collins.


December 16, 1993

Observer All-Area High School Football Teams


January 23, 2003


July 14, 1998


'Raider's Mo Collins reacts at the end of the game as Oakland beat Carolina 50-9 winning the AFC West title at Network Associates Coliseum, Sunday Dec. 24, 2002.' 
Jon McNally/Contra Costa Times 


Anonymous said...

Time for "Dub C" to honor its top grad all time. Change the name and get back its players from other schools who stole them and started winning state titles.

After HC Bruce Hardin left for AL Brown to win them 2 state titles and HC Tom Knotts went to Independence a lot followed and helped win a record 7 straight 4A State Titles and 109 consecutive wins in the '00 decade.

The 109 wins is a national public high school record snapped in OT in 2007 by Elder Catholic Boys High School at University of Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium 42-34 aired on ESPN.

The old West Charlotte HS name needs to be retired and renamed:


Anonymous said...

No chance. Mo was big, but he would be the first to say he isn't bigger than West Charlotte.

You know.

Anonymous said...

Mo was West Charlotte

West Charlotte was Mo

They were one.

Dub C '93

Anonymous said...

Geezzzzzzzzzzz ...

So name it Mo Collins or Beatties Ford Road HS if they keep wanting to change their name ...

Too many generic names in this joint anyway ... East West North South Mecklenburg not enough?

Its debatable if it is even in West Charlotte anyway.
More like West Central City.

Time to move on ... Life too short ..

Death is a part of life ... Everybody gotta go sooner or later ... Deal with it ...

Nostalgia or anticipation always greater than realization ...