WT Woodson High School Alumni GO CAVALIERS!
Hall of Fame Bio.
Mel Collins 1970-1974 Football -Basketball-Baseball
Mel Collins earned seven varsity letters during his years as a Cavalier (three in football, two in basketball and two in baseball). During his football career, Mel was named Virginia Offensive Player of the Year (1973), All-State(1973), and All-Met, All-Region and All-District multiple years. As a basketball player, Mel was a member of the 1972 district champion team. Mel attended the University of North Carolina where he was a three-year starter and a punt returner as well as a member of the 1977 ACC Championship team. Following his college career, Mel had a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.