Former teammates of Collins expressed their shock and sadness at the announcement of his passing. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith posted a farewell to his friend. He shared the Seahawks announcement with his own sentiment: “Life so crazy man. Fly high my boy until we meet again” with the emoji of a flying dove. “AK ALL THE WAY” and the praying hands emoji.
With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins. pic.twitter.com/IDywUZ8m73— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 15, 2023
Collins’ former coach with the Ravens, John Harbaugh, gave a touching statement about his former player after the news broke. “Alex was a joy to be around, and someone whose light shined brightly,” Harbaugh said.
Life so crazy man. Fly high my boy until we meet again 🕊️AK ALL THE WAY 🙏 https://t.co/n0dDnWxjzF — Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 15, 2023
In his NFL career, Collins rushed for 1,997 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also had 467 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“Alex was a joy to be around and someone whose light shined brightly.”Coach Harbaugh on Alex Collins. pic.twitter.com/X5u8va0VFA — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 15, 2023