UPDATE: Prayers up to Tray Walker and his family.
The Baltimore Ravens cornerback died Friday, less than a full day after being critically injured in a dirt bike accident, his agent Ron Butler confirmed to ESPN. He was only 23.
Walker was traveling westbound on his Honda dirt bike in the Liberty City section of Miami on Thursday night, while wearing dark clothing and not having his lights on, when he crashed into a Ford Escape SUV, the Miami-Dade Police Department told ESPN. The 2015 fourth-round draft pick saw limited action on the field for the Ravens last year.
Upon learning the news of Walker's tragic passing, an outpour of condolences from the Ravens and the overall NFL community was expressed on Twitter, as a somber cloud has been cast over the league.
PREVIOUSLY: Let's hope Tray Walker pulls through.
The Baltimore Ravens' cornerback is in critical condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital following a serious motorcycle accident Thursday night, as reported by ESPN and confirmed by the NFL franchise.
Although the team couldn't confirm the extent of Walker's injuries, they are serious.
"Oh, my God, this is devastating news," Ravens coach John Harbaugh told ESPN. "Our prayers and hopes are with Tray and his family tonight."
The Miami-Dade Police Department told ESPN that Walker was traveling westbound on his Honda dirt bike when he crashed into a Ford Escape going southbound. Police say that Walker was wearing dark clothing and his bike didn't have lights, spelling out that the driver of the Escape possibly never even saw him until the moment of the accident.
Walker, 23, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Ravens last year, seeing limited time on the field during the 2015 season. Him being in critical condition only adds to the sorrow his family must be experiencing, considering the cornerback lost his father from a heart attack in 2014 and dedicated his rookie year to him.
Upon learning of Walker's accident and condition Thursday night, several of his Ravens teammates took to their Twitter accounts to wish him a full recovery.
Prayers up for Tray Walker.
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