Baltimore Ravens pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson died tragically at age 26, the team announced on Wednesday.
No details surrounding his death have been released.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement early Wednesday morning.
“He was a kind and respectful young man with a big smile and an infectious personality.”
The team added: “We express our sincere condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost far too soon.”
Ferguson was selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft … and has played 38 total games for the team over the past three seasons, totaling 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles.
Prior to his NFL career, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound athlete was a superstar at Louisiana Tech Univ.
Ferguson recorded 45 total sacks during his career there, making him the NCAA career sack leader.
TMZ Sports actually spoke with Ferguson just before he was drafted in 2019. At the time, he was mired in a bit of controversy due to an arrest during his freshman year at Louisiana Tech that kept him from to fully participate in the NFL combine that year. .
But, he was kind and humble during our conversation and explained that he was looking at the situation from a positive perspective.
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