Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26
The team announced Wednesday morning that Baltimore Ravens' 2019 third-rounder Jaelon Ferguson has died at the age of 26.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson," the club said in a statement. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn the loss of a life too soon."
Baltimore police responded to a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue in Baltimore to a report of a suspicious death at approximately 11:25 p.m.
ET Tuesday and found an unresponsive Ferguson being treated by medics, a Baltimore police spokesperson confirmed to NFL.com. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by the medics.
No signs of trauma were found and foul play is not suspected at this time, Baltimore police added.
A third-round pick from Louisiana Tech in 2019, Ferguson played 38 games with the Ravens, including 10 starts, and recorded 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks over three seasons.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson," Ferguson's agent Saffrah Lawson said in a statement. "The family asks for your prayers and privacy during this difficult time."
Ravens players and the NFL community took to social media to mourn the loss of their teammates.