2014 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2014 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VII, FIRST TEAM
2014 BURLSWORTH TROPHY NOMINEE
FIVE-TIME BAYLOR DEANa'S LIST MEMBER
TWO-TIME FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12
SEVEN-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONERa'S HONOR ROLL SELECTION
Former walk-on, four-year letterman and senior starter... Academic All-American... Member of winningest class in school history, in four seasons with program part of four straight bowl teams, two conference championships (2013 & 2014 Big 12 titles), two bowl wins and incredible 26-1 home record (40-12 overall)... Special teams veteran earned scholarship prior to senior season, started all 13 games at hybrid LB/S a?oebeara?? position... Totaled 64 tackles (37 solo), 3.5 TFL, seven QB hurries, two PBUs, one interception and one sack in 42 career games... Nominated as senior for Burlsworth Trophy honoring nationa's most outstanding former walk-on... 2014 Academic All-American honoree... Five-time Deana's List member, two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team honoree and seven-time Big 12 Commissionera's Honor Roll selection... Scheduled to graduate in spring 2015 with a degree in Professional Selling... Traveled to Zambia for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2014.
2014 (Senior): Starter at hybrid LB/S nickelback a?oebeara?? position in all 13 games... Earned scholarship in 2014 fall camp... Totaled 55 tackles (32 solo), 3.5 for loss, seven QB hurries, two PBUs, interception, sack and fumble recovery on season... 55 tackles and seven hurries both ranked fourth on squad... Nominated for Burlsworth Trophy honoring nationa's most outstanding former walk-on... Selected to 2014 Academic All-America second team and Academic All-District VII first team... Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors, named to fall 2014 Baylor Deana's List and selected to fall 2014 Big 12 Commissionera's Honor Roll... Made first career start in season-opening win over SMU, totaled three tackles... Had two hurries in win over NSU in second game... Had career-high seven stops (six solo) and two QB hurries in win at Buffalo in third game... Made five tackles and breakup in win at Iowa State in fourth game... Had career-first tackle for loss (one yard) and two assisted tackles in win at Texas in fifth game... Made career-high three QB hurries and added two tackles in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game...Had five tackles, including 0.5 TFL, at West Virginia in seventh game... Made first career interception and first career sack (seven yards) in win over Oklahoma State in 10th game, totaled six tackles (four solo)... Had six tackles and fumble recovery in win vs. Texas Tech in 11th game... Matched career high with seven tackles, all solo, and one for loss, in win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Yeara's Six bowl...Made six stops in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
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 Commissionera'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 Deana's List honors... Selected to fall 2011 and spring 2012 Big 12 Commissionera'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... Scheduled to graduate in spring 2015 with a degree in Professional Selling.