Collin Edwards also titled as Texas Tornado is a former American rider who competed in Superbike World Championship from 1995 to 2002 and then from 2003 to 2014 in MotoGP.
He was born to Collin Edwards Sr. in Houston, Texas. His Australian father himself was an amateur racer. When he was only three, his father gifted him a minibike and the next year he competed in his first motocross race at the age of four. Till the age of fourteen, he became one of the best junior racers of America. He won many of 50cc and 80cc races. In 1991 he started competing in local road racing events that led him to compete in 1992 AMA 250cc National Series where he won five of the nine races and took title beating the Kenny Roberts Jr. to the second position.
Collin Edwards was offered a factory position in Superbike World Championship by Yamaha in 1995, and he kept racing in Superbike World Championship with Yamaha and then Honda. He won two championships till 2002. In 2003 he started running in MotoGP till he officially retired in 2014.