Alex Collins, a 23-year-old running back for the Baltimore Ravens, has a secret tool for staying nimble on the field. While other NFL players practice their footwork by running sprints and doing agility drills, Collins prefers a more time-honored tradition: Irish dancing.
That's right, Collins is going all Riverdance on his competition.
According to his teammates, Collins has been dancing for a year, and he's pretty good. But there's another benefit of learning those fancy-foot moves — he can use his skills to help other dancers.
.@Budda03 has a unique skill set for an NFL RB: Irish dancing How it helps his footwork & makes him an inspiration:… https://t.co/wqskSn0DBz— Baltimore Ravens (@Baltimore Ravens)1507829097.0
Collins immediately replied with an encouraging tweet.
Never stop doing the things you love because someone else doesnt agree. chase your dreams Carl and don’t let them s… https://t.co/6WHVbEX3DT— Alex Collins (@Alex Collins)1507340514.0
We're sure Carl appreciated the gesture, but other football players might want to take note.
laugh at this all you want...if it helps him get that 7+ YPC average, we should sign our WRs up too! https://t.co/fDIZgHVVDt— Joey Jo Jo (@Joey Jo Jo)1507830435.0