Jaylon Ferguson, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens who played in 10 games last season, has died. He was 26.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team said in a statement on Wednesday.
“He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon. ”
Ferguson also has three children with Doni Smith. Over the past week, he was practicing with The Ravens where he injured his ankle.
Police found an unresponsive Ferguson being tended to by medics in Baltimore Tuesday night and told the newspaper there was no initial indication of “trauma or foul play.” The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Patrick Queen wrote on Twitter “The last person I talked to leaving the facility,” “Spent almost every day in the sauna together tryna see who gone last longer. Said it was our turn this year man. Ima miss you bro. ”
“He will be remembered not just as a football player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend.”