29-year-old Aviante Collins was born on April 21, 1993, he is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at TCU.
Collins accepted a football scholarship from Texas Christian University. As a true freshman in 2012, he started all 13 games. He began the season at left tackle, before being moved to right tackle.
Collins was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings after the 2017 NFL Draft on May 1, 2017. He competed with Jeremiah Sirles, Reid Fragel, and Rashod Hill to be a backup offensive tackle.
Collins was named the third-string right tackle behind starter Mike Remmers and backup Rashod Hill to begin the regular season. As a rookie, he played in three games in a reserve role. On September 10, 2018, Collins was placed on injured reserve with a torn biceps.
In 2019, he suffered a leg injury during training camp that limited his performance. On August 31, 2019, Collins was waived by the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 14, 2019. He started in the season finale against the Chicago Bears.
On February 2, 2021, Collins signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was waived on August 24, 2021.
On September 6, 2021, Collins was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 18, 2022. On August 30, 2022, Collins was waived by the Cowboys and signed to the practice squad the next day.