The sports world is in a state of mourning as it grapples with the untimely death of NFL running back Alex Collins. At the tender age of 28, Collins passed away, leaving a void in the hearts of fans and the entire NFL community.
With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins. pic.twitter.com/IDywUZ8m73— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 15, 2023
News of his passing was officially confirmed by his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, who made the heartbreaking announcement on August 14th in the evening. The Ravens expressed their deep sorrow at the loss of a beloved member of their football family, remembering Collins as not just a talented athlete but as a genuinely kind individual.
Absolutely heartbroken.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 15, 2023
Prayers are with the Collins family. pic.twitter.com/ufOLkyT9f6
Their statement conveyed the profound impact he had on those around him, with his infectious joy and unwavering passion for the game. Alex Collins was renowned for his warm smile and his willingness to greet everyone he met, endearing him to both teammates and fans alike. The Ravens’ statement ended with a heartfelt wish that he be remembered for the light and love he brought into the lives of so many.
While the sports world mourns the loss of this talented athlete, the cause of Collins’ death remains undisclosed to the public, shrouding the circumstances in mystery.
We are so saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Alex Collins. He was a legendary Razorback and an even better person. His love for the Razorbacks and desire to be a Hog was undeniable. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this… pic.twitter.com/O1MhthAQer— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) August 15, 2023
Collins began his NFL journey in 2016, having graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013. Over the years, he showcased his skills with several NFL teams, most notably the Seattle Seahawks. However, in 2021, he was released by the Seahawks, marking a turning point in his professional career.
RIP Alex Collins between him and Ryan Mallett. Two great former players gone way to soon. pic.twitter.com/BVqCLJwcjv— Ethan Gaines (@egaines2008) August 15, 2023
This breaking news report has sent shockwaves through the NFL and the world of sports, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the deep impact individuals like Alex Collins can have, not just on the field, but in the hearts of those who knew and admired him. As the details surrounding his death continue to unfold, the NFL community comes together to celebrate his life and honor his memory.