Jaylon Ferguson of Ravens died at 26: Linebacker was the pick of the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jaylon Ferguson of Ravens died at 26: Linebacker was the pick of the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Baltimore Ravens left back Jalon Ferguson dies at 26 said the team on Wednesday. Ferguson was the pick of the third round of Ravens in 2019, who earned his way to the NFL by becoming the star of Louisiana Tech. In three seasons with the Ravens, Ferguson had a total of 67 playoffs and 4.5 sacks.

Ferguson was the 2018 C-USA defender and won All-C-USA championship awards on two separate occasions – while setting school and NCAA layoff records in the process.

After winning the 2018 Hawaii Bowl MVP award, the Louisiana-born Ravens were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft as the 85th overall pick, spending three seasons in Baltimore and courting the city. After Ferguson’s death, the Ravens issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Jaylon Ferguson. He was a kind, respectful young man with a wide smile and an infectious personality. We express our sincere condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn the loss of life lost too soon.

Baltimore police said that Baltimore Sana police responded to reports of a suspicious death at a house on the 400th block of Ilchester Avenue in Baltimore, in the Harwood neighborhood, where they found Ferguson not reacting and being treated by a doctor.

“Ferguson never regained consciousness and doctors pronounced him dead on the spot,” Baltimore police spokeswoman Niki Fenoi said in a statement.

Police said there were no signs of trauma or poor play. They said a medical investigator would determine the cause of death.


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