On August 14th, tragedy struck for the family of a former Seattle Seahawks running back.
It was announced that Alex Collins passed away after getting into a motorcycle accident.
After this news was announced, the Seahawks’ official page shared a statement from Collins’ family.
One of the items the family mentioned was “privacy as we navigate through our grief.”
A statement from the Collins family. pic.twitter.com/XWteHpgM3r
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 15, 2023
This statement also discussed Collins’ life, saying “All who truly know him can attest to his drive, determination, and larger-than-life personality.”
Collins was from South Plantation, Florida, and spent a significant portion of his life in Florida.
He was a multi-sport athlete, not only participating in football but also basketball, track and field, and lacrosse.
After his high school days had concluded, Collins went on to the University of Arkansas, spending three years at school.
During those three seasons, Collins racked up 3,703 rushing yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and scoring 36 touchdowns.
After a successful junior season, Collins was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round.
Collins spent one year with the Seahawks before moving on to the Baltimore Ravens for two years.
He was the team’s leading rusher in 2017, an extremely impactful player for the Ravens.
After the Ravens, Collins went back to the team that drafted him, spending two more seasons with the Seahawks.
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