Former NFL and USFL running back, Alex Collins, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident in South Florida. He was just 28 years old.
The incident happened in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Collins was riding his motorcycle when it collided with a sport-utility vehicle that was turning left. The crash caused Collins to be thrown through a window of the SUV, and he sadly passed away at the scene. The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and helped the authorities with their investigation.
Alex Collins had a career in the NFL that spanned five seasons. He played with the Ravens and Seahawks in two separate stints, and he also participated in the 2023 USFL season with the Memphis Showboats.
Alex Collins, 28, dies in a bike crash
Collins’ family expressed their deep sorrow in a statement released by the Seahawks. They described Alex as someone with exceptional drive, determination, and a vibrant personality. They asked for everyone’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh also shared his thoughts about Collins, praising him as a wonderful teammate with a positive and uplifting spirit. He extended the team’s condolences and support to Collins’ family.
Throughout his NFL career, Collins managed to accumulate 1,997 rushing yards. He started with the Seahawks as a rookie and then played for the Ravens for a couple of years. There was a gap in his career in 2019, but he returned to play with the Seahawks again in 2020 and 2021.
In 2022, Collins took a break from the NFL and later joined the Memphis Showboats for the 2023 USFL season. He made an impact on the field, amassing almost 100 rushing yards, around 35 receiving yards, and scoring both rushing and passing touchdowns. Unfortunately, he got injured and had to be put on injured reserve.
Daryl Johnston, President of Football Operations for the USFL, expressed the league’s deep sadness over Collins’ passing. He admired Collins for his passion for the game and his role as an outstanding teammate and ambassador of football.
Collins also had a remarkable college career at the University of Arkansas. He consistently rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons there, leaving him second only to Darren McFadden on the school’s all-time rushing list.
In the wake of his tragic death, the NFL, USFL, and the University of Arkansas football community all released statements mourning the loss of Alex Collins. He is remembered not only for his talents on the field but also for his positive spirit and impact on the people around him.