Tragedy in the NFL: Baltimore Ravens player dies at 26

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The NFL goes into mourning. And it is that the Baltimore Ravens announced this Wednesday the death of their linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, just 26 years old. The player’s cause of death has not been reported.

“We are deeply saddened for the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. He was a kind and respectful young manwith a big smile and a contagious personality”, is part of the message that the Ravens shared on their social networks.

Along the same lines, he adds: “We express our sincere condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends, while We mourn the loss of a life too soon.”

Safarrah Lawson, Player Representativewas the first to confirm the news via Twitter: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, of the Baltimore Ravens. The family asks for your prayers and privacy during this difficult time.”

Lawson highlighted the linebacker’s qualities off the court: “He was a wonderful young man, full of love and life. He will be remembered not only as a great soccer player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend. The family asks for your continued prayers.”

Jaylon Ferguson’s journey

Jaylon Ferguson was born in Zachary, Louisiana, on December 14, 1995. The Ravens selected in the third round of the 2019 Draftafter shining in college football with Louisiana Tech.

In three years with the Baltimore Ravens, Ferguson played 38 games, in which recorded 67 tackles and 4.5 quarterback sacksas reported by the news agency Efe.

During this year’s preseason, the linebacker had drawn praise from Mike Macdonald, the Ravens’ defensive coordinator, for taking the starting position for this campaign.

With information from Efe