June 30, 2022

Jaylon Ferguson Death: Baltimore Ravens linebacker dies at age 26, cause unknown

BALTIMORE — Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS document for profession sacks whereas at Louisiana Tech after which performed the previous three seasons within the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26.

Police mentioned Wednesday the cause of loss of life was nonetheless to be decided.

“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 report of a questionable death,” Baltimore police mentioned. “Once there, officers located 26-year-old Jaylon Ferguson, unresponsive, being treated by medics. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics. No signs of trauma were found or foul play suspected at this time.”

Ferguson, nicknamed “Sack Daddy,” was drafted by the Ravens within the third spherical in 2019 and performed his entire professional profession with them. He appeared in 38 video games and had 4 1/2 sacks.

“Jaylon was a good-hearted, gentle person who loved his family and his team. He was a joy to talk with and be around every day,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh mentioned. “You always wanted to see and talk to ‘Ferg.’ Our prayers and our help go to his family.”

Born Dec. 14, 1995, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, Ferguson performed highschool soccer and basketball at West Feliciana. At Louisiana Tech, his 45 sacks had been one higher than one other Ravens linebacker, Terrell Suggs, achieved at Arizona State.

Ferguson was a third-team AP All-American in 2018.

“The LA Tech Family mourns this morning’s tragic news of the sudden death of former Bulldog great, Jaylon Ferguson,” the Louisiana Tech soccer program tweeted. “We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality off of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Ferguson made 9 begins as a rookie for the Ravens in 2019, and he additionally began the crew’s solely playoff sport that season. The linebacker hung out on the COVID-19 listing early final season however ended up showing in 10 video games.

“Me and ‘Ferg’ went through some of the same struggles when it came to making a name for ourselves in the league,” linebacker Tyus Bowser mentioned. “From that, we were able to gain an understanding and help each other build and grow as players. From the playbook, to the field – and even outside of work – we created a strong bond amongst ourselves. Whether I was having a bad day or vice versa, we encouraged each other, and that’s what I appreciated most and what I’ll miss about him.”

The Ravens completed minicamp final week and are off till coaching camp. Wednesday was a tragic day for the franchise, with information breaking that each Ferguson and former defensive deal with Tony Siragusa had died.

“‘J Ferg’ had the most genuine energy I’ve ever been around,” security Tony Jefferson mentioned. “Before I left after minicamp in the locker room, he expressed how he was ready to have a big year, and I believed it was going to be his best season as a Raven. He will be watching over us, I know it, and he will bring the team closer just from his mark he left.”