Former NFL Running Back Alex Collins Dies at 28

The sports world is mourning the loss of former NFL running back Alex Collins, who tragically passed away on Monday following a motorcycle accident. Collins, who was just 28 years old, had a career that spanned several years in the NFL, playing for both the Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens.

The news of Collins’ passing was confirmed by the Seattle Seahawks, the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Collins’ family also released a statement expressing their grief and requesting privacy during this difficult time. They remembered him as a person with a larger-than-life personality, full of drive and determination, and cherished by his family, friends, and fans worldwide.

Collins’ career in the NFL was marked by his time with the Seahawks and the Ravens. After his initial season with the Seahawks, he moved to the Ravens for two seasons. Following a year’s break, he returned to Seattle for two more seasons. Most recently, he played for the Memphis Showboats of the USFL.

Both the Ravens and the Seahawks expressed their sorrow over Collins’ passing. The Ravens remembered him as a genuinely kind person who brought joy and passion wherever he went. Seahawks executive VP/general manager John Schneider remembered Collins for his infectious smile and his impact on the football field, noting that he was one of the most productive runners in SEC history.

The circumstances surrounding Collins’ death were tragic. He was reportedly involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. According to a police report, Collins was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle and collided with a woman driving a 2002 Chevy. The impact was so severe that Collins ended up inside the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the incident is currently under investigation by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Collins’ career in the NFL was notable. He recorded 1,997 rushing yards on 483 carries and scored 19 total touchdowns. He was also known for his unique approach to training, incorporating Irish dancing to improve his footwork for football competitions.

The loss of Collins has left a significant impact on the football community, with many expressing their condolences and remembering him for his contributions to the sport.