Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died, the crew declared Wednesday. He was 26.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a assertion, which did not listing a induce of loss of life. “He was a sort, respectful younger gentleman with a significant smile and infectious temperament. We specific our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s household and mates as we mourn a life shed considerably far too soon.”
Ferguson was getting into the fourth year of his career in Baltimore. A third-spherical draft decide in 2018, Ferguson established the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career sacks (45) at Louisiana Tech, wherever he gained the nickname “Sack Daddy.”
Ferguson was a total participant for the first two times of the Ravens’ three-working day required minicamp last 7 days just before struggling what mentor John Harbaugh named a sprained ankle. He was established to report to education camp in late July.
Baltimore Law enforcement said Northern District officers responded Tuesday night time to stories of a questionable demise at a house in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue in Baltimore’s Harwood community. There, police identified Ferguson unresponsive and receiving cure from medics.
“Ferguson never ever regained consciousness and was pronounced useless on the scene by medics,” Baltimore Police spokeswoman Niki Fennoy mentioned in a statement.
Law enforcement explained there have been no signals of trauma or foul participate in. They reported the medical examiner will determine a bring about of death.
On social media, Ravens teammates mourned Ferguson’s passing.
“The very last man or woman I talked to leaving the facility,” Ravens within linebacker Patrick Queen, a fellow Louisiana native, mentioned of Ferguson on Twitter. “Spent almost daily in the sauna alongside one another tryna see who absent last extended. Mentioned it was our transform this 12 months guy. Ima miss out on you bro.”
“I cannot imagine this,” fullback Patrick Ricard tweeted. “Just completely tragic.”
“Joked collectively, laughed collectively, prayed alongside one another, fought on the area jointly!!” inside of linebacker Josh Bynes tweeted. “Just a authentic spirit. Enjoy this man! Will skip you bro.”
Ferguson is survived by his fiancee, Doni Smith, and their a few young small children, Jrea, Jyce and Demi.
This tale will be up-to-date. Baltimore Sun reporter Lea Skene contributed to this post.