Maliek Collins Sr. (born April 8, 1995) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Nebraska and previously played for the Houston Texans.As a freshman, he played in 12 games as a backup defensive lineman. The next year, he was named a starter at defensive tackle, leading the team in tackles for loss with 14, while finishing second on the team with 4.5 sacks and 13 quarterback pressures. He also had 45 tackles (17 solo). In his junior season, he started 12 games at nose tackle, where he faced more double teams, registering 29 tackles (7 for loss), 2.5 sacks and 6 quarterback pressures. After his junior season, Collins decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[4] He finished his college career with 8 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures and 23 tackles for loss.