Alex Collins dead aged 28: Baltimore Ravens announce death of NFL & Arkansas Razorbacks star in heartbreaking statement | The Sun

FORMER NFL running back Alex Collins has died in a motorcycle crash at the age of 28.

The Baltimore Ravens announced the news of their former stars' death on Monday.

In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, the team said: "With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins.

"Always quick to greet everyone with a smile, he was a genuinely kind person who carried a special joy and passion wherever he went.

"May Alex always be remembered for the light and love he brought to so many people in his life."

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh also paid tribute to the former Arkansas Razorbacks star.

"Alex was a joy to be around and someone whose light shined brightly.

"I'll always remember him for being a great teammate who had an uplifting spirit that impacted everyone he encountered.

"He was also a smart player who ran with unlimited determination, and he contributed to a lot of our success during his time in Baltimore.

"We send our heartfelt condolences and support to Alex's family. May he now rest in God's eternal peace."

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The Razorbacks also released a statement on X, reading: "We are so saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Alex Collins.

"He was a legendary Razorback and an even better person. His love for the Razorbacks and desire to be a Hog was undeniable.

"We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and former Seattle Seahawks teammate Geno Smith, also took to X following the devastating news.

"Life so crazy man. Fly high my boy until we meet again," he wrote, adding: "AK ALL THE WAY"

Another of Collins' former teammates, quarterback Robert Griffin III, also tweeted in memory of his friend.

"Can't believe Alex Collins is no longer with us," he said.

"AC was a real one. Prayers up for his family and loved ones."

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, via Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida, Collins died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday evening.

Collins was reportedly driving his 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K when another driver turned left, crossing his lanes.

The two collided with Collins hitting "the rear passenger side of the SUV."

He was pronounced dead on location and an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Collins went on to spend three years with the Razorbacks, rushing for 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns in 38 games.

In 2016, he was selected 171st overall in the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

After one year in Seattle, Collins was let go, swiftly joining the Ravens.

Two years in Baltimore followed where he would rush for 1,384 yards and thirteen touchdowns.

Following a car crash in March 2019, Collins was waived by the Ravens, as per the NFL.

He would eventually re-sign with the Seahawks, making fourteen appearances over the next two seasons.

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Then in February 2023, after a year away from the game, Collins headed for the USFL where he joined the Memphis Showboats.

Unfortunately, his stint in the Spring league was cut short by injury.

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