Former NFL running back Alex Collins met with a fatal motorcycle accident during the past weekend.
The news of Collins’ untimely demise was initially conveyed by his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, through a social media post on Monday evening. The Broward County authorities in Florida confirmed that Collins had tragically lost his life in a motorcycle collision in Lauderdale Lakes on Sunday night.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the incident shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, responding to the location in the 3300 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard. Preliminary investigations revealed that Collins was operating a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K motorcycle when it collided with a Chevrolet Suburban SUV.
As detailed in an official statement from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the Chevrolet SUV was executing a left turn, attempting to cross the lanes traveling eastward. It was during this turn that Collins’ motorcycle collided with the rear passenger side of the SUV. Unfortunately, Collins lost his life in the accident, as confirmed by the authorities.
Collins, known for his college football career with the Arkansas Razorbacks, had a successful run spanning five seasons in the NFL. His professional journey encompassed three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, followed by his final two seasons with the Ravens.
Collins emerged as a remarkable running back during his time at Arkansas, catching the attention of the Seahawks who chose him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. After a noteworthy debut season with Seattle, he eventually made his way to the Ravens.
His tenure in Baltimore spanned two seasons before he opted to return to Seattle. Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, he exited the NFL and participated in the USFL during 2023.