Tony Collins

A 1977graduate of Penn Yan Academy, Tony excelled on the football field. He led the team in rushing and scoring in the 1976 State Championship season. His play earned him numerous accolades at Penn Yan, including All League, All Greater Rochester, and All-American Status. He went on to play at Eastern Carolina University and then in the NFL for the New England Patriots. His continued success garnered him recognition as the “Rookie of the Year” and in 1984, selection to play in the Pro Bowl. Tony has been active in the Penn Yan community, hosting fundraising events for community programs and speaking to future Mustangs. He has previously been elected to the Section V Hall of Fame.