Former NFL running back Alex Collins has tragically passed away at the age of 28 due to a fatal motorcycle crash in Florida. The former Seattle Seahawks player lost his life on Sunday night following a collision between the motorcycle he was operating and a Chevrolet Suburban SUV near Lauderdale Lake, Florida.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday that Collins’ deἀth is under investigation. The impact of the collision caused Collins to be thrown into the rear passenger side window of the Chevrolet and he came to a rest inside the car. He was pronounced deἀd at the scene. The Seahawks expressed their condolences in a statement shared on Twitter, representing his family.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning,” the statement conveyed. “Alex was cherished by his family and friends as well as supporters from all around the world. All who truly know him can attest to his drive, determination, and larger-than-life personality. We kindly request your thoughts and prayers for our family during this difficult time. We ask for privacy as we navigate through our grief. We will provide updates regarding funeral arrangements as they become available.”
In a separate social media post, the team also conveyed their deep sorrow and extended their prayers to Collins’ family. Alex Collins embarked on his NFL journey when he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. After a year with Seattle, he spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Collins returned to Seattle to play the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Do you know that in an eye-opening revelation, Austin Butler discusses the crucial guidance he received from Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks, his co-star in the famous biographical picture ‘Elvis,’ which was released last year? The young actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the titular role, frankly revealed his experience with The Times newspaper in the UK:
The Ravens paid tribute to him in their statement on X, remembering Collins as a player who “radiated kindness” and carried a unique enthusiasm and passion wherever he went. They noted that he always greeted everyone with a warm smile. Head coach John Harbaugh echoed these sentiments, describing Collins as a beacon of light and a joy to be around.
Throughout his five-season NFL career, Collins amassed 483 carries for 1,997 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. He also contributed 467 receiving yards across 50 career games and 29 starts.
FOX Sports reported that Collins participated in the United States Football League (USFL) as a member of the Memphis Showboats in the recent spring season. Prior to being placed on injured reserve, he accumulated 98 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards.
In response to Collins’ passing, the USFL released a statement on X, expressing their condolences and mourning his loss. They acknowledged him as a part of the USFL family and extended their sympathy to his family, friends, and teammates.