Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died, NFL.com reported on Wednesday (June 22). His cause of death was not immediately reported. The third-round pick out of Louisiana Tech was 26.
"We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. 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," the Ravens tweeted.
Ferguson’s family has asked for privacy and prayers, his agent Safarrah Lawson said.
"He was a wonderful young man full of love and life. He will be remembered not just as a football player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend. The family asks for your continued prayers," ESPN quoted Lawson.
At Lousiana Tech Ferguson was known by the nickname “Sack Daddy.” He broke the record for most sacks in FBS history with 45 and entered the NFL in 2019. Ferguson played 38 games with the Ravens, including 10 starts, and recorded 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks over three seasons.