Played in 12 games with four starts at middle linebacker. He finished the season with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, 1.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry. He had a tackle in eight of his 12 games. He recorded his first career sack at LSU when be brought down JaMarcus Russell for a 17-yard loss. He matched a career high with three tackles at Arkansas. He had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss against Auburn. He tallied 181 snaps with a season-high 22 against Louisiana Monroe. He played 10 or more snaps in 11 of the 12 games.
2004 Academic All-SEC
2004 (Freshman): Matt saw special teams action in every game, getting 96 snaps on the season. He had a career-high 18 snaps in the Western Carolina game. He had 2 tackles on the season.
Prep: Collins was the only freshman on Clay-Chalkville's 1999 state championship team. He graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was a National Honor Society selection.
Personal: He is the son of Susan and Danny Collins and he has a sister, Amanda and a brother, Drew. Born 12-15-84. He is in pre-major studies.