|Current college||Alabama (2010-2013)|
|High school||Rappahannock County (2005-2009)|
|Stats||HDWhite • NAQT|
The former longtime captain of the Rappahannock County Quiz Bowl Team, A.J. joined a team in 2005 that was not active on the circuit and didn't frequently advance past the VHSL Bull Run District tournament. During the 2006-2007 school year, he was instrumental in bringing the team to its first VHSL state tournament. During the 2007-2008 school year, he led the team to a few more circuit events, and was the highest individual scorer at the 2008 NAQT Virginia State Tournament, and finished T-14 at PACE NSC that year. In 2008-2009, he led his team to success at the EQUINE II and CSI III events, before leading them to VHSL District, Regional, and State titles, as well as a third place finish in the Small School Division at the 2009 HSNCT, at which he finished 5th individually.
A.J. retired from quiz bowl for a semester at Alabama, which, in retrospect, was a pretty dumb move. He unretired at the beginning of the Spring 2010 semester, making his first appearance at 2010 ACF Winter. He then played in the NAQT Region 5 SCT, was the highest scorer, and assisted his team in winning the tournament and qualifying for ICT.
Collins was president of the Alabama Quiz Bowl Team from 2009 to 2013.
- Was the TD for the RAPPoff hosted by Rappahannock County in 2009. Appeared wearing South Pole clothing that he might have otherwise incorporated into his wardrobe.
- According to the NAQT website, is tied for seventh for a single game PPTH on A-set questions for going 3/15/0 against St. Stephens, and is 17th for tournament PPTH for HSNCT questions.