Alex Collins is an American football running back who plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL-National Football League. He was drafted in the fifth round and gained 171st of overall positions of NFL Draft of 2016. Collins played for Baltimore Raven while spending almost two seasons of 2017 and 2018 before getting re-signed by Seattle Seahawks in 2020.
Alex Collins was born on 26th August 1994. He went to South Plantation High School in Florida where he used to be a letterman in football, lacrosse, track, and basketball. He was trained and coached by Doug Gatewood. Collins was honored with Broward County Player of the Year after he rushed for 1,786 yards and 28 touchdowns while competing in his junior stage. After this, he got qualified for state playoffs and had almost seven victories of the season.
He rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns while being in his senior stage where he missed three games due to injury and helped the team to win the rest of the nine games. Following his senior years, he was selected to play with the fellow Arkansas signee Austin Allen in the Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl. Collins was ranked a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and was also named as the 13th best running back in his class.
Alex Collins Career
Collins had his commitments with the University of Arkansas from 2013 to 2015. He began his career as a true freshman in SEC history where he rushed for 300 yards in the first three games. He finished the year while rushing for 1,026 yards and 190 carries with four touchdowns. For this particular performance, he was honored with the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year. When he was going through his sophomore season in 2014, he rushed for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns with a total of 204 carries. Before the season of 2015, he went down with his injury so he had to step back from the games of the following season.
He was nominated as one of the third players in the history of SEC who rushed for 1,000 plus yards in three seasons. Collins finished his junior year while rushing for 1,577 yards and broke the school record by making 20 rushing touchdowns. Collins helped Arkansas to attain victory over Kansas State on 2nd January 2016. He finished the season while rushing for 185 yards and three touchdowns where he earned an MVP honor and led the team to win by 45-23 scores.
Alex Collins Biography
|Real Name||Alex Collins|
|Birth Date||26 August 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Profession||Football Running Back|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 95 kg – in Pounds – 210 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Father||Johnny Collins, Jr.|
|School||South Plantation High School|
|College||University of Arkansas|
Controversy on his Signing Day
On the signing day, Collins’s mother created some momentary drama where she refused to get him signed with the contract, and later she went away with the National Letter of Intent. The drama went on for the whole day and ended the next day when Arkansas head coach faxed another contract or LOI to Collins which was further signed by Collins’s father. Back in February 2013, when Alex Collins was about to sign a contract with the University of Arkansas there was some controversy as Alex Collins’s mother refused to sign the NOI which was a sort of binding contract between him and the University.
His mother urged him to leave the signing ceremony that was going on in his high school. She took the papers with her and even made the involvement of the lawyers. Later, his father sorted the disagreement over the contract and signed the LOI. Later, his mother revealed that Arkansas was so far from Florida and she only wanted Alex Collins to stay nearby the University. His mother was showing her care for the boy who wanted to take good care of him and his wellbeing.
Collins has maintained a private life. Though he often shares his pictures along with her mother or father, he is quite secretive in terms of her love life. He hardly shares any detail related to his family or private love life. Till now, he is assumed to have no girlfriend. He is assumed to be focusing on his football career rather than anything personal.
Alex Collins Net worth
He has been playing professionally since 2016 so he received income in form of an annual salary. Collins made one year contract with Baltimore that was worth $630,000 with an average salary of $630,000 and the basic signing bonus of $2,30,000. Throughout his so far career, he made around $3 million career earnings including bones and other endorsements deals as well.