The football world was shocked by the loss of Showboats RB Alex Collins, who tragically passed away in a Motorcycle Accident. Collins was 28 years old at the time of his passing, and he was loved by all his teammates and coaches.
The Collins family put out a statement stating “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.”
Multiple teams have put out statements and remembrance posts about Collins, and his impact on their franchises. Collins not only was a skilled football player but also, an avid Irish Step Dancer utilizing the skill to not only improve footwork but also celebrate his touchdowns. “It is all about rhythm and timing in Irish dance, and so it is for the running back as well,” Collins said back in 2016.
President Johnston put out a statement as well, sharing the condolences from the USFL. Johnston applauded Collins’ passion for the game of football in addition to Alex’s representation of the USFL on and off the field. RIP Alex Collins, forever in our hearts.