The death of Jaylon Ferguson, a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens, was revealed on Wednesday by the team. He was 26 years old.
At around 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Baltimore Police Department responded to a home in the northern region of the city. They discovered Ferguson unresponsive and being treated by medical personnel.
According to the police, Ferguson was unable to regain consciousness. He was declared dead at the scene by the attending medical personnel. There were no indicators of trauma or suspicious activity identified at this time.
Their corpse Ferguson was sent to the office of the medical examiner. An autopsy would be performed to ascertain the cause of death. An overdose is a possibility that the investigators are looking into, according to a representative for the police department.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Ferguson in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Ferguson earned his way into the NFL by becoming a standout player for Louisiana Tech.
Ferguson amassed a total of 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He was playing for the Ravens over the course of three seasons.
In 2018, Ferguson was selected as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year. He also received first-team All-C-USA accolades two different times. All while setting new milestones for both the school and the NCAA in terms of sacks.
“Jaylon was a good-hearted, gentle person who loved his family and his team,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He was a joy to talk with and be around every day. You always wanted to see and talk to ‘Ferg.’ Our prayers and our help go to his family. Our hearts are with his Spirit. R.I.P., Jaylon.”
After receiving Most Valuable Player honors in the 2018 Hawaii Bowl, the product of Louisiana was chosen by the Ravens with the 85th overall choice in the 2019 NFL Draft.