August 3, 2011 2:39 p.m.
Former Occidental College quarterback Andy Collins, a three-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 27.
Collins died Tuesday at Imperial Point Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to the Broward County medical examiner’s office. The cause of death is pending an investigation, although Collins had reportedly been working out on a treadmill just before his death.
Ten days earlier, he had married Brooke Olzendam, a college football reporter for CBS.
A transfer from the University of Oregon, Collins played at Occidental from 2004 to 2006 and had an immediate effect. In fact, the Tigers never lost a regular-season game in which he started, going 27-0 over that span.
After his senior season, Collins represented the United States in the Aztec Bowl, an annual all-star game against the best players in Mexico. He threw for a touchdown, caught another and was named the game’s most valuable player.
“He was spectacular,” Occidental Coach Dale Widolff said. “He was clearly the best player to play for us in the 30 years I’ve been here. No one was even close.”
Collins, who was born in Zillah, Wash., in 1983, had a brief tryout with the New York Giants, and later played in the Arena Football League, including stints with the Los Angeles Avengers and Colorado Crush. Last season, he started for the Tri-Cities Fever of the Indoor Football League until his season was cut short by a shoulder injury.
Widolff said Collins had “incredible integrity” and a work ethic that set him apart.
“He was the kind of guy,” Widolff said, “that when you walked into a weight room, a locker room, a meeting room, you immediately knew who the best player in there was.”
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
1 7 6 9 23
Andy Collins 47
54 3 33 51 24
his soul number = 23 = Athlete. Athletic. In shape.
his outer personality = 24 = Fit & trim.
his path of destiny = 47 = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Legendary. Notable. Noteworthy. Eminent. Prominent. Legacy.
Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life. Ages 27 to 36 are ruled by the sum of the fourth letter of the name and the day of birth.
Andy Collins was born on October 20th, 1983 according to http://www.arenafan.com/players/?page=players&player=10699&pageview=news
Andy Collins October 20th, 1983
25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) + 20 (born on the 20th of the month) = 45
So the number 45 ruled his ages twenty-seven to thirty-six.
45 = Mystery. Investigation. Probe. Things go horribly wrong.
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