Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at age 26.
Ferguson, nicknamed “Sack Daddy”, played three seasons in the NFL, all with Baltimore. He set the College Football Bowl Subdivision’s career sack record (45) when he played at Louisiana Tech.
Police said the cause of death remains to be determined.
“On June 21, 2022, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Northern District Patrol officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue for a questionable death report,” Baltimore police said. “Once there, officers located Jaylon Ferguson, 26, unresponsive, being treated by medics. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene by doctors. No signs of trauma were found or foul play was suspected at this time.
Ferguson was drafted by the Ravens in the third round in 2019 and played 38 games as a pro with 4 1/2 sacks.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement. “He was a kind and respectful young man with a big smile and an infectious personality. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost far too soon.
Born on December 14, 1995, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, Ferguson played high school football and basketball in West Feliciana. At Louisiana Tech, his 45 sacks were better than fellow Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs at Arizona State.
Ferguson was a third-team UKTN All-American in 2018.
“The LA Tech family mourns the tragic news this morning of the sudden death of former Bulldog great, Jaylon Ferguson,” the Louisiana Tech Football Program tweeted. “We will remember his God-given talents on the pitch and his infectious personality off it. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. »
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