2021 Update – 2020 was a rough year for the Raiders defense. 2021 opens with Maliek playing on the Houston Oilers. Good Luck Maliek!
Maliek Collins- is a key player in Coach Gruden’s defense improvement plan, Maliek came to the team after 3 years with the Dallas Cowboys. The new Defensive line coach Marinelli signed with the Raiders and brought him to the team too.
They say that after 3 years on the Cowboys, he’s a key component to the defensive line for his leadership as well as his skills. At 25 years old, Maliek is at a level of play that can help explode the defensive. With a 1 year, $6M contract, be looking for some great sacks.
Maliek grew up in Kansas City, both Kansas and Missouri. Even though he lost his father to a heart attack when he was only 6 years old, his mother encouraged his to play sports. Playing both football and wrestling in high school, as a junior, wrestling took him all the way to the quarterfinal round of the State of Missouri wrestling championships. However, as a senior, Maliek was undefeated and won the State of Missouri Wrestling Championship.
Also playing football all through high school, the University of Nebraska noticed him and offered him a football scholarship. Both his wrestling and football skills were noticed by the Dallas Cowboys who drafted him in the 2016 draft, number 67 overall.
With a one-year contract to prove himself and for him to love us, let’s hope Las Vegas becomes his home for a long time. Being single, we are sure that he will be in high demand when personal appearances resume. He is on our watch list. Welcome to Las Vegas Maliek!
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Maliek’s Commitment To Football
During the first week of Spring Training with the Cowboys Maliek broke his right foot. Missing all of pre-season, when the regular season started, he was at the bottom of the tackle roster. Overcoming a rough NFL start it only took two games to prove his worth and become a Dallas Cowboys starter. After a second foot surgery in 2018, Maliek fought hard and remained a Cowboys starter for the season.
During the 2020 off-season Maliek stayed fit with boxing. Watching his diet he lost 20-25 pounds and is ready to be a leader and huge contributor to the team. The reason for a 1-year contract? His choice. The offers were not where he wanted them to be so he’s gambling on his skill. With that attitude, Las Vegas is a great place to call home.
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