According to several confirmed reports, former NFL running back Alex Collins died in a motorcycle crash in Florida. He was only 28 years old.

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Broward County officials say the University of Arkansas standout was riding his 2004 Suzuki through Lauderdale Lakes when the accident happened. It has been determined by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office that “a woman driving a Chevrolet Suburban made a turn, crossing over the lane Collins was traveling in, causing him to strike the rear passenger side of the SUV.” 

Collins was pronounced dead on the scene.


Collins played a total of 500 professional football games, garnering 19 touchdowns, 1,997 rushing yards, and 467 passing yards for the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens stated Collins’ death, saying Collins would. be remembered, “for the light and love he brought to so many people in his life.” They noted how Alex was “quick to greet everyone with a smile, a genuinely kind person who carried a special joy and passion wherever he went.”