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Southern Miss DT Jauan Collins makes 700-pound deadlift look easy

Pascagoula’s Jauan Collins is now a defensive tackle at Southern Miss.
Pascagoula’s Jauan Collins is now a defensive tackle at Southern Miss. amccoy@sunherald.com

Pascagoula’s Jauan Collins has always had a reputation for being a strong young man.

He’s now a redshirt freshman defensive tackle at Southern Miss and a video tweeted out by USM assistant strength and conditioning coach SaJason Finley backed up that reputation.

The video shows Collins easily putting up a 700-pound deadlift during a workout at USM.

The 6-foot, 295-pound Collins has played in one game this season, registering one tackle.

Collins was named a member of the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi team in 2014. He wreaked havoc on opponents in high school, bulldozing offensive linemen and chasing down running backs.

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