Jaylon Ferguson: Baltimore Ravens linebacker dead at 26
It has not been revealed how the 26-year-old died
Baltimore Ravens player Jaylon Ferguson has died at 26 years old leaving his team "profoundly saddened".
The Ravens announced the news Wednesday, but did not say how the pass rusher died.
"We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson," the Ravens said in a statement, adding that Ferguson was "a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality".
We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/ylBvLEzjer
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
Always had REAL convo's!! Joked together, laughed together, prayed together, fought on the field together!! Just a genuine spirit. Love this man! Will miss you bro 💜 https://t.co/yVKZRRNwXa
— Josh Bynes (@bynestime56) June 22, 2022
Hug your loved ones every chance you get. Rest easy, brother https://t.co/1FNAqTPb4E
— Big Country (@BenCleveland74) June 22, 2022
We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of Jaylon Ferguson. The NFL family sends our deepest condolences to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/LYEHSrB7JY
— NFL (@NFL) June 22, 2022
The team went on to express its "heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon".
Ferguson was picked by the Ravens in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft and played in 38 total games for the team the last three seasons, tallying 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles.
Before joining the NFL, Ferguson, who is 6-foot-5 and 275-pounds, was a superstar at Louisiana Tech Univ, TMZ noted. He recorded 45 total sacks in his career there, making him the NCAA career sacks leader.
The school mourned his death in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday, writing. "We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality off of it," the university said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
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