Former NFL running back Alex Collins tragically died Monday after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.
The 28-year-old’s family issued a statement after news broke of his passing.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning,” the statement reads. “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.”
According to TMZ, who obtained the accident report and photos from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, Collins was involved in a collision with a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban while he was riding his motorcycle around 10pm EST Sunday night.
“The wreck was so violent, Collins was thrown from his motorcycle,” the TMZ article stated, “and later pronounced dead on the scene.”
After a stellar college career for the Razorbacks, Collins was drafted in 2016 by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round. He moved to the Baltimore Ravens after his rookie year, and played in Baltimore for two years before rejoining the Seahawks in 2020 for two more seasons. Later, he played for the Memphis Showboats in the USFL.