Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins has gone from unemployment to a potential NFL rising star over the last six weeks. A recent tweet, noticed by ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, from the young man is now opening people’s eyes to a potential rising star off the field.
An Iowa woman named Joanne Tubbs tweeted at Collins last Friday seeking encouragement for a young boy.
“Any advice for a 12yr old boy getting bullied for taking Irish dance lessons?” Tubbs tweeted. “Maybe a shoutout to dancer Carl from you would help?”
Collins stepped up with the very advice he probably received as a young football player:
Never stop doing the things you love because someone else doesnt agree. chase your dreams Carl and don’t let them stop you from being great! https://t.co/T4MI6QQe3h— Alex Collins (@Budda03) October 7, 2017
Reading through other tweets by Collins, or posted by others mentioning the running back, it’s apparent this is his character: warm, engaged and positive. If he continues to improve and produce on the field, he could be a guy we cheer about for a while.
Collins played for the Seattle Seahawks last year. With the Ravens, he has averaged an impressive 7.1 yards per carry this season and is earning a larger workload every week so far.