Jaylon Ferguson Obituary, Death – The 26-year-old linebacker Jaylon Ferguson of the Baltimore Ravens passed away on Wednesday, the team said. The deceased athlete was described as “a pleasant, decent young guy with a big smile and effervescent enthusiasm” by the Baltimore Ravens in a statement they released. We extend Jaylon’s family and friends our sincere condolences as we lament the loss of a life that was taken from us far too soon.
Officers from the Baltimore City Police Department sped to a home on Ilchester Avenue on Tuesday night at 11:25 p.m. Eastern Time in response to a report of a death that may or may not have been suspicious. Ferguson was being treated by medical staff when he was later declared dead at the scene, according to the police. There were no overt symptoms of trauma, and according to the officials, no criminal activity is suspected.
The formal cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, but according to the police, “investigators are not ruling out the prospect of an overdose” as a scenario. Ferguson played for the Ravens for three seasons after receiving his degree from Louisiana Tech and was selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The St. Francisville, Louisiana native made his professional debut in 2019, taking part in 24 games, the majority of which were as a reserve.
He had participated in 24 games during the previous two seasons before that. Ferguson transitioned to the National Football League following a successful collegiate career in which he set the FBS career record for sacks with 45. He set a record at Louisiana Tech as a senior in 2018 and led the country with 17 1/2 sacks. He was chosen as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. Because of this success, he was given the moniker “Sack Daddy”. He played in his final college game and finished with 2.5 sacks, breaking Terrell Suggs’ previous mark.