According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, former NFL running back Alex Collins, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, passed away in a motorbike accident on Sunday night. He was 28.
According to investigators, Collins was riding his motorbike on West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, late on Sunday night when he collided with the back passenger side of an SUV. Collins was declared dead at the spot after crashing through the rear passenger side glass.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning,” Collins’ family wrote in a statement released on Monday night via the Seahawks.
“Alex was loved by his relatives, friends, and admirers from all around the world. Everyone who has spent any time getting to know him will attest to his zeal, tenacity, and outsized personality. Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through this trying time. We request discretion while we work through our sadness.
Collins, a University of Arkansas player, was selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. After being released from Seattle after one season, he signed up for the Ravens’ practice squad and eventually became the starting quarterback.
Collins ended the 2017 campaign, his first with Baltimore, with 973 running yards and six touchdowns. He made ten starts the next season, rushing for 411 yards and four touchdowns.
In what would be his final season in the NFL, he returned to the Seahawks in 2020–2021. He did not play in 2019.
Collins had a total of 483 carries for 1,997 yards and 18 touchdowns over the course of his five NFL seasons of play, in addition to 467 receptions yards over the course of 50 games.
Collins most recently participated in this past season’s Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League.
Alex was “a joy to be around and someone whose light shone brightly,” according to a statement from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
I’ll always think of him as a fantastic teammate who inspired everyone he came into contact with. He was a sharp player who ran with unwavering tenacity, and he really aided our success when he was in Baltimore. 카지노사이트넷 We offer Alex’s family our sincere sympathies and unwavering support. He is now at peace with God forever.