Disaster struck on the evening of August 14th for one former NFL athlete and his family.
It was reported that Alex Collins got into a motorcycle accident, and lost his life due to injuries from the wreck.
Collins was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 and shared the field with Russell Wilson for three seasons.
After this news broke, Wilson posted a message, offering his condolences and sharing his thoughts.
“You brought joy to every huddle,” Wilson said, “Keep dancin’ in heaven.”
To one of my favorite teammates.
You brought joy to every huddle.
Keep Dancin’ in Heaven.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 15, 2023
Wilson ended this sentiment with, “Love you AC,” and “Forever missed.”
Collins made an impact on the life of Wilson, and the Seahawks organization.
He also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and was a role player for both teams.
His life and legacy won’t soon be forgotten, as Wilson indicates.
Collins’ final NFL season was in 2021, which also ended up being Wilson’s last year in Seattle.
During that year, Collins appeared in 11 games, totaling 411 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
He and Wilson finished their final year in Seattle strong.
After he played for the Seahawks, Collins also appeared for the USFL’s Memphis Showboats, even throwing a touchdown pass in one of his final games.
Collins will be remembered for both his on-field brilliance and off-field impact.
He is survived by his parents, who put out a statement via the Seahawks’ official page.
They have asked for privacy during this time as they grieve the loss of their son, especially given the recency of this tragic event.NEXT: Alex Collins' Family Releases Statement In The Wake Of Tragic News