Ravens edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26. The Ravens announced his death on Wednesday.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement. “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.”
We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/ylBvLEzjer
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
The cause of Ferguson’s death has not yet been revealed. His agent, Safarrah Lawson, said in a statement that Ferguson’s family “asks for your prayers and privacy during this trying time.”
The Ravens selected Ferguson in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft after a standout career at Louisiana Tech. Known affectionately by his nickname of “Sack Daddy,” Ferguson racked up an FBS-record 45 sacks during his collegiate career. That included a whopping 17.5 during his final season with the Bulldogs.
At the NFL level, Ferguson played in 38 games for Baltimore. He logged 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks while making 10 starts.
Ferguson’s teammates, NFL media personalities and other athletes took to social media to pay tribute to him after his death.
— Pat Ricard 🥞 (@PRic508) June 22, 2022
rest easy 45 🕊🖤
— pro. (@jamesproche3) June 22, 2022
💔 my young life . Love you bro https://t.co/OIe33wj94v
— Tony Jefferson II (@_tonyjefferson) June 22, 2022
Absolutely tragic. I always enjoyed being around Jaylon. He had big goals and a great personality. RIP, Jaylon. https://t.co/Q4r6hsFIg6
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) June 22, 2022
Just shocking news. Jaylon Ferguson was one of the best players I had a chance to see play in college.
— Eric Henry (@EricCHenry_) June 22, 2022
Jaylon Ferguson was just 26 years old and preparing for his fourth NFL season. https://t.co/2vBjD5zgwq
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) June 22, 2022
Horrific, tragic news. I have no words.
RIP Jaylon Ferguson ❤️ https://t.co/ZSe4wRp9tk
— Ebony Bird (@Ebony_Bird) June 22, 2022
Very sad news: Ravens announce outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died. He was 26 years old. https://t.co/Bd1kDOIGPd
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) June 22, 2022
Absolutely no words. Truly shocked and saddened
Rest in Peace Jaylon Ferguson
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) June 22, 2022
Life ain’t fair. RIP Sack Daddy 💔@Ravens
— Jalen Robinson (@JayyBird15) June 22, 2022
Profoundly sad https://t.co/g6ttN1BSAd
— trey wingo (@wingoz) June 22, 2022