Fourth-year senior, former walk-on and special teams veteran... Put on scholarship in fall camp 2014... Exited spring drills listed No. 1 on depth chart at "Bear" position (hybrid linebacker/safety)... 29 career games played (sixth-most on squad)... Four-time Dean's List member and six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... 2013 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection... Traveled to Zambia for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2014.
2013 (Junior): Played in 11 of 13 games as junior, exclusively on special teams... Totaled four tackles on season... Named 2013 first-team Academic All-Big 12... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2013 and spring 2014... Saw action in all but Oklahoma (eighth) and Oklahoma State (10th) games... Made single tackles on special teams vs. West Virginia (fourth), Kansas (seventh), TCU (11th) and Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in five of 13 games as sophomore walk-on... Dressed for 11 of 13 games, saw action exclusively on special teams in five... Totaled one solo tackle on season... Made Baylor Dean's List in fall 2012 and spring 2013... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2012 and spring 2013... Played in season's first two games, dressed but did not play games three through five... Played in sixth game at Texas... Dressed but did not play games seven through nine... Played in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Made one solo stop in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Did not dress for season's final two contests... Earned second collegiate letter.
2011 (True Freshman): Played special teams in all 13 games as true freshman walk-on in 2011... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled four tackles on season... Earned fall 2011 and spring 2012 Dean's List honors... Selected to fall 2011 and spring 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made single tackles in games vs. Rice (third game), at K-State (fourth game), vs. Missouri (eighth game) and at Kansas (ninth game).
High School: Played defensive back at Plano (Texas) High School under head coach Jaydon McCullough... Earned 2010 Class 5A first-team all-state honors as senior... Totaled 112 tackles, five interceptions, nine breakups, five tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles en route to leading Plano to 7-4 record and DI bi-district finals.
Personal: Son of Gerald and Liz and Brence... Full name is Collin Ray Brence... Born Feb. 23, 1993, in Plano, Texas... Majoring in professional selling.