Former Showboats running back Alex Collins dead at 28 after motorcycle crash

Memphis Showboats running back Alex Collins
Memphis Showboats running back Alex Collins(Action News 5)
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 8:28 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Former Arkansas Razorback and NFL running back Alex Collins, who played with the Memphis Showboats during the 2023 season, has died, the Baltimore Ravens announced Monday. He was 28.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Collins died after being involved in a crash while riding his motorcycle in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.

Deputies say Collins was driving his motorcycle eastbound on West Oakland Park Boulevard when he collided with a SUV that was turning left from a westbound lane.

Collins was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the SUV stayed and cooperated with the investigation, deputies say.

“Alex was a joy to be around and someone whose light shined brightly,” said Ravens Coach John Harbaugh.

According to the NFL, Collins played three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and two with the Ravens. In five seasons, he produced 483 carries for 1,997 yards and 18 touchdowns to go with another 467 yards receiving in 50 career games (29 starts).

His campaign with the Memphis Showboats ended when he was placed on injured reserve, according to the NFL.

Off the field, Collins had his own podcast called The Adversity Killer, where he discussed athletes and mental health.

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