Former Ravens running back Alex Collins dies at 28

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Former Ravens running back Alex Collins has died at the age of 28.

Both the Ravens organization and Seattle Seahawks announced their former player’s death Monday night with multiple reports indicating Collins died in a motorcycle crash in South Florida on Sunday.

Collins spent two seasons with Baltimore, enjoying the finest campaign of his five-year career in 2017 when he rushed for 973 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry to earn the starting job. He rushed for 1,384 yards and 13 touchdowns over his two seasons with the Ravens.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back also had two stints with the Seahawks and last played in the NFL in 2021.

Head Coach John Harbaugh on Alex Collins

“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.”

Statement from the Baltimore Ravens on Alex Collins

“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.”

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