Alex Collins: Former NFL star dies aged 28 | American News

Former NFL running back Alex Collins has died aged 28.

The star, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, was riding a motorcycle when it hit an SUV car Sunday night in Lauderdale Lakes, Floridapolice said.

The car was turning left when Collins’ bike hit his rear passenger side, throwing him through the vehicle’s window.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, whose name has not been released, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office said.


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In a statement released by the Seahawks – where Collins played for three seasons – his family described him as a larger-than-life personality.

“Alex was cherished by his family and friends as well as his supporters around the world. Anyone who truly knows him can attest to his drive, determination and larger-than-life personality,” the statement read.

    Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins, left, scores a touchdown past the Cincinnati Bengals.  Photo: AP
Collins, left, scores a touchdown past the Cincinnati Bengals. Photo: AP

“We kindly ask for your thoughts and prayers for our family during this difficult time.”

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said: “I will always remember him for being a great teammate who had an uplifting spirit that impacted everyone he met.

Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (34) takes a photo with fans.  Photo: AP
Collins takes a photo with Ravens fans. Photo: AP

“He was also a smart player who ran with boundless determination, and he was a big part of our success during his time in Baltimore.”

Collins played two seasons for the Baltimore-based team.

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