Owings Mills, MD – Baltimore Ravens outside quarterback Jaylon Ferguson The team announced, on Wednesday, his death at the age of 26.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team said in a statement. “He was a kind and respectful young man with a big smile and an infectious personality. Our heartfelt condolences go to the Gillon family and friends as we mourn a life lost so soon.”
At about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore police said officers responded to a home in the northern area of the city, finding Ferguson unresponsive and receiving treatment by paramedics. Police said Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Baltimore police said no signs of trauma or suspected foul play were found at this time. Ferguson’s body was taken to the coroner’s office, where the cause of death will be determined. A police spokesperson said investigators are not ruling out the possibility of an overdose.
Selected by the Ravens in the third round in 2019, Ferguson has participated in all of the team’s off-season practice this year. He seems to have worked so hard to be in the best shape of his career, resulting in a significant amount of weight loss.
Known as “Sack Daddy” and he is of Louisiana Tech, Ferguson holds the FBS record for career sacks with 45. In three NFL seasons, he has made 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
“The LA Tech family mourns this morning’s tragic news of the untimely death of former Great Bulldog, Jaylon Ferguson,” Louisiana Tech Football Team chirp. “We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Ferguson spent most of his time during the 2019 draft, being the 85th player selected, and helping his hometown of Ruston, Louisiana, recover from a deadly hurricane. Help find people while removing murdered trees from the street. He also helped bring water and pizza to those in need.
“The last person I spoke to was leaving the facility,” Ravens line player Patrick Quinn chirp. “We spent almost every day in the sauna together trying to see who’s gone the longest. He said it’s our turn this year, man. Emma I miss you brother.”
Ferguson had three children, two daughters and a son, all under 5 years old.
“He was a wonderful young man full of love and life,” Ferguson’s agent, Lawson, said in a statement. “We will not only remember him as a footballer, but as a father, son, brother and friend. The family asks you to continue to pray.”
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