Former Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks operating again Alex Collins has died aged 28.
Collins was using a motorbike when he collided with an SUV in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, and was pronounced useless on the scene.
He performed 25 video games for each the Ravens and Seahawks between 2016 and 2021, scoring 19 touchdowns.
“Could Alex all the time be remembered for the sunshine and love he dropped at so many individuals in his life,” the Ravens mentioned.
“All the time fast to greet everybody with a smile, he was a genuinely variety one who carried a particular pleasure and keenness wherever he went.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned: “Alex was a pleasure to be round and somebody whose mild shined brightly.
“I am going to all the time keep in mind him for being a fantastic team-mate who had an uplifting spirit that impacted everybody he encountered.”
The accident occurred on Sunday at 22:20 native time. In accordance with the police report, the motorbike collided with the rear passenger aspect of an SUV because it turned left throughout the carriageway. The circumstances of the crash are below investigation.
After being a fifth-round draft decide by Seattle in 2016, Collins was launched after one season then spent his finest two years with Baltimore.
He rushed for 973 yards in 2017 and scored 14 touchdowns over the 2 seasons, with his Irish jig celebration serving to to endear him to followers.
After a yr out of the NFL in 2019, he returned to Seattle for 2 seasons and most lately performed for the Memphis Showboats in the US Soccer League earlier this yr.
“Alex’s infectious smile and traditional river dance abilities will without end be missed,” mentioned the Seahawks’ government vice-president/basic supervisor John Schneider.
“Alex would mild up a room and was beloved by our complete constructing. He loved life and attacked it on the soccer subject.”
Collins performed school soccer at Arkansas and is the second former Arkansas and Ravens participant to go away in six weeks after ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett died in an obvious drowning.