Long before he emerged as the unexpected salvation of the Ravens offense, Alex Collins stamped himself as a rare character.
It began with him sprinting off the field after every practice as if he were late for class, his helmet still clamped over his shoulder-length dreadlocks and a dark visor — to ward off the migraines that made him vomit before high school games — obscuring his eyes.
Then the stories bubbled up about him taking Irish dancing classes with his high school coach’s daughter and a bunch of teenage girls. He dubbed his dancing persona Mitch Finn in tribute to “Lord of the Dance” Michael Flatley.
And don’t forget the YouTube videos of him taking lacrosse...