Former Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins passed away on Tuesday at the age of 28, leaving behind a void in the hearts of his loved ones and fans. The cause of his untimely death was a result of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred at 10:20 p.m. ET.
Collins was riding his 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K motorcycle heading east. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Suburban SUV driver made a left turn to go south onto Northwest 33rd Ave. During this turn, the motorcycle crashed into the back passenger side of the SUV. The collision was forceful enough that Collins ended up inside the SUV.
Tragically, Collins was declared deceased at the accident site. The details surrounding the crash are currently being looked into by authorities. Alex was elected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Collins swiftly made his presence felt during his three-season stint with the team.
Alex managed to accumulate an impressive 1,500 yards and score 12 touchdowns displaying his expertise on the field. The pinnacle of his time with the Seahawks came in 2017 when he received the honor of getting selected for the Pro Bowl.
In 2018, Collins walked on a new chapter in his football journey when he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens. His tenure with the Ravens spanned two seasons, during which he showed his skills by amassing 1,200 rushing yards and notching eight touchdowns.
Unfortunately, his time with the Ravens concluded in 2020 when he was released from the team. Collins continued to demonstrate his abilities with the Washington Commanders in 2021, contributing 447 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Alex's dedication to the sport was illuminating and his future in the NFL appeared promising. The news of Collins' passing cast a shadow over the sports community, prompting heartfelt condolences from coaches and colleagues.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shared his memories of Collins, describing him as a beacon of positivity with a combination of football talent and a compassionate heart. The Seahawks' organization extended their sympathies to his family and friends.
Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh expressed his sadness at the loss of a valued teammate and individual. The Ravens' family united in mourning, offering thoughts and prayers to Collins' loved ones during this challenging time.
Collins is survived by his wife, two children, and his parents, who undoubtedly cherish the memories they shared with him. As a way to honor his memory, a memorial service is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Alex Collins' departure serves as a saddening reminder of the fragility of life and the deep impact individuals can have on the sports world and beyond. As fans, we remember not only his achievements on the field but also the bright spirit that he brought to the game and the people around him.