Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dead at 26 – The Denver Post


Jaylon Ferguson, a Baltimore Ravens linebacker and Louisiana Tech standout, has died at age 26, the team announced Wednesday.

“He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality,” the Ravens said in a statement. “We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”

No details were revealed about his death but a spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department told the Daily News that officers were called to a home just before midnight Tuesday and found Ferguson, who was unresponsive.

Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No signs of trauma were noted and foul play is not suspected, but investigators are not ruling out the possibility of an overdose, the police department spokesperson told The News.

Ferguson’s body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office to determine a cause of death.

Ferguson was drafted by the Ravens in the third round in 2019 after tearing up the field at Louisiana Tech, ending his college career as the NCAA’s all-time sack leader.

He made nine starts and appeared in 14 games for the Ravens his rookie season, then moved to the bench the following year, starting just one game. He appeared in 10 games during the 2021-22 season.



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