Collins returns the gift of life

Brewton resident who received heart dies; now donating to help others enjoy their life

Brewton resident Austin Collins is remembered as someone who made the most out of everything he tried but he lost the one battle he couldn't win when he died Saturday from complications associated with rejection from a heart transplant he received more than eight years ago.

Collins, 26, was a native of Milton and life-long resident of Brewton. He was a 2010 graduate of T.R. Miller High School and a member of Brewton First Baptist Church.

Former T.R. Miller head football coach Jamie Riggs said Collins was one of the hardest-working players he's ever coached.

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