Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

A young NFL player was found dead earlier this week in Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, according to NFL.com, has died at the age of 26. His family released a statement announcing the football player’s death.

“It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the unexpected passing of our beloved Jaylon Ferguson,” Ferguson’s family said in a written statement on Thursday. “Jaylon was a loving father, son, brother, fiancé and an exceptional athlete. His kindness, big heart and infectious personality will be missed by so many, but his legacy will continue. We wholeheartedly appreciate the calls, text and post of support from his many friends and fans upon learning of this tragedy.”

Ferguson had three children, two daughters and a son, who are all under the age of 5.

ESPN reported that Baltimore police officers responded to a home in the northern district of the city at about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday night. The officers discovered Ferguson unresponsive and being treated by medical personnel. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by the medics.

Police officials stated that there were no signs of trauma and no foul play was suspected at this time. Ferguson’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office, but a cause of death has yet to be determined.

The Baltimore Ravens released a statement earlier this week.

“It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the unexpected passing of our beloved Jaylon Ferguson,” Ferguson’s family said in a statement on Thursday. “Jaylon was a loving father, son, brother, fiancé and an exceptional athlete. His kindness, big heart and infectious personality will be missed by so many, but his legacy will continue. We wholeheartedly appreciate the calls, text and post of support from his many friends and fans upon learning of this tragedy.”

Having played three seasons in the NFL, Ferguson was taken in the third round in 2019 after playing for Louisiana Tech. He played in 38 games for the Ravens, including 10 starts, and recorded 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks over three seasons.

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