Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 285
Hometown: Elkridge, Md.
High School: DeMatha Catholic HS
Last School: University of Pittsburgh
At Delaware: First-year member of the squad after transfer from University of Pittsburgh • was enrolled at Delaware for the spring semester and took part in spring drills • athletic lineman who is projected as the No. 2 left tackle behind returning starter Brandon Heath • can also play guard • will play a key role as Blue Hens need to replace four starters on offensive front, including All-Americans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • will have four years of eligibility at Delaware • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills.
At Pittsburgh: Attended University of Pittsburgh for one year • member of the football team in 2011 for head coach Todd Graham but did not see game action • team finished 6-7 and lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.
High School Honors: Rated one of the top 20 football prospects in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com • two-way starter at DeMatha for head coach Bill McGregor, the same school that produced recently graduated offensive lineman Rob McDowell • as a senior in 2010, compiled 86 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end and had 14 receptions for 287 yards (20.5 avg.) and five touchdowns at tight end • compiled 28 catches for 581 yards (20.8 avg.) and eight TDs for his career • two-time All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) • All-Prince Georges County • helped team to a 9-3 mark and second consecutive berth in the WCAC championship game • DeMatha went 31-5 (.861) during his three varsity seasons • rated one of the top 50 prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com.
Personal: Samuel John "Sam" Collura ("kuh-lore-uh") • son of Joseph and Kelly Collura • born May 25, 1993 • has not declared a major at Delaware.