Running back Alex Collins, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens in the NFL for five seasons before joining the Memphis Showboats in the USFL for the 2023 season, passed away
The Seahawks organization is in sadness at Alex Collins’ passing. During his two seasons with the team, Collins was a cherished teammate and fan favorite.
Collins, 28, died on Monday after being involved in a motorcycle accident.
The family of Alex Collins released a statement in which they said, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning.” “Alex was loved by his relatives, friends, and admirers from all around the world. Everyone who has spent any time getting to know him will attest to his zeal, tenacity, and outsized personality. Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through this trying time. We request discretion while we work through our sadness. As information on funeral arrangements changes, we’ll let you know.
The Seahawks executive VP/general manager John Schneider remarked, “The Seahawks family and the 12s are so saddened to hear of Alex’s passing.” “Alex will always be remembered for his contagious smile and legendary river dancing prowess. Alex was adored by everyone in our complex and could brighten any space. On the football field, he attacked life while he was having fun. He was among the SEC’s most successful runners ever. We send our deepest sympathies to his close relatives, the Gatewood family, and his agent Kelli Masters. Alex, you will always be missed. Brother, may you rest in peace on behalf of Jody Allen, Pete Carroll, Chuck Arnold, Chad Morton, and the whole Seahawks community.
Collins was selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent time in Baltimore before returning to Seattle in 2020 and 2021, when he earned acclaim from both coaches and teammates for reviving the running game.