An NFL star who played for Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens died at the age of just 28 after getting involved in a motorcycle accident.
Alex Collins, 28, was a running back who was on a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K when he collided with a 2002 Chevrolet SUV while driving through Miami on Sunday night.
According to the reports, Collins flew through the SUV’s rear passenger window after plowing into the side of the car just days before his 29th birthday.
“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,” the Baltimore Ravens announced in a statement on Monday.
“May Alex always be remembered for the light and love he brought to so many people in his life.”
Meanwhile, the Seahawks shared the statement issued by the late athlete’s family.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning,” the family wrote.
“Alex was cherished by his family and friends as well as supporters from all around the world. All who truly know him can attest to his drive, determination and larger-than-life personality.
“We kindly request your thoughts and prayers for our family during this difficult time. We will provide updates regarding funeral arrangements as they become available.”
Paying a tribute to Collins was also the NFL who in a statement extended their condolences to the running back’s family and friends.
As the Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh insisted, 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,” the coach said.
“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.”
After being drafted into the NFL in 2016, Collins played 11 games for the Seahawks and later 25 games for the Ravens. Our thoughts remain with the young man’s loved ones during this challenging time.