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Former Seahawks RB Alex Collins has died at 28

Horrible news.

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Former Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins, who also spent a tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, has died at the age of 28 after a motorcycle accident Sunday night in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning," Collins' family said in a statement. "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 Seahawks family along with the 12s are so saddened to hear of Alex's passing," Seahawks executive VP/general manager John Schneider said. "Alex's infectious smile and classic river dance skills will forever be missed. Alex would light up a room and was beloved by our entire building. He enjoyed life and attacked it on the football field. He was one of the most productive runners in SEC history. Our sincere condolences to his immediate family, the Gatewood family, and his agent Kelli Masters. You will be forever be missed, Alex. On behalf of Jody Allen, Pete Carroll, Chuck Arnold, Chad Morton and the entire Seahawks community, rest in peace brother." 

Our prayers and thoughts go to the family and friends of Collins after this heartbreaking news has come to light.