Ex-NFL RB, Arkansas standout Collins dies at 28

  • Jamison Hensley, ESPN

    Personnel WriterAug 14, 2023

      , 09:13 PM ET Close Jamison Hensley is a reporter covering the Baltimore Ravens for ESPN. Jamison joined ESPN in 2011, covering the AFC North prior to focusing solely on the Ravens starting in 2013. Jamison won the National Sports Media Association Maryland Sportswriter of the Year award in 2018, and he authored a book entitled: Flying High: Stories of the Baltimore Ravens. He was the Ravens beat author for the Baltimore Sun from 2000-2011.

Alex Collins, the previous Arkansas running back who went on to play 5 seasons in the NFL, died after he was involved in a bike crash in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, on Sunday night, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.He was 28.

Collins crashed

into a sport-utility car on West Oakland Park Boulevard, according to the press release. The SUV was making a left turn when Collins’ bike struck its rear passenger side, causing him to go through a window and come to rest inside the lorry. He was noticable dead at the scene.The crash is under investigation.”Alex was valued by

his family and friends in addition to supporters from all around the world,”Collins’household said in a declaration Monday night.”All who truly know him can vouch for his drive, decision, and epic character.” A fifth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2016, Collins was released by Seattle a year later on and became one of the biggest surprises of the 2017 Baltimore Ravens. He led Baltimore with 973 yards rushing and six goals, celebrating each score with an Irish dance that he learned from the child of his high school football coach.”With heaviness of hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins,”the Ravens said. “Constantly quick to greet everyone with

a smile, he was a truly kind person who carried a special pleasure and passion any place he went. Might Alex constantly be kept in mind for the light and love he gave many people in his life.”With heaviness of hearts, we grieve the passing of Alex Collins. pic.twitter.com/IDywUZ8m73!.?.!— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens )August 15, 2023 In 2018, Collins had a hard time to match

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