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Ex-NFL player Alex Collins has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Former NFL running back Alex Collins has passed away. He was 28. 

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. According to the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office report, Collins passed away following a motorcycle accident. 

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The accident happened in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. This town is less than 20 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning,” Collins’ family said in a statement released through the Seattle Seahawks. “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 ask for privacy as we navigate through our grief. We will provide updates regarding funeral arrangements as they become available.”

The fatal motor vehicle accident happened at approximately 10:20 pm EST on Sunday. The former NFL player was traveling on his 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K motorcycle. 

Through their investigation, the unnamed driver of a Chevrolet Suburban SUV was turning left to move onto Northwest 33rd Ave. As the Suburban was moving across lanes, the motorcycle collided with the rear side of the SUV. 

The impact was so bad that Collins flew into the SUV. Collins passed away at the scene.

Collins, who would have been 29 later this month, played college football with the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was a fifth-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

He played the 2016 season with the Seattle Seahawks before returning to the team for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Collins also played for the Baltimore Ravens during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

Collins was trying to work his way back to the league. He spent time with the Memphis Showboats in the United States Football League this year. 

He had 33 carries for 98 yards and one touchdown before suffering a season-ending injury. 

Collins also had seven receptions for 35 yards. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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