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Jaylon Ferguson: Baltimore Ravens linebacker dies aged 26

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Baltimore Ravens exterior linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died, the NFL crew introduced on Wednesday. He was 26.

“We’re profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said on Twitter. “He was a form, respectful younger man with a giant smile and infectious persona. We specific our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s household and pals as we mourn a life misplaced a lot too quickly.”

No explanation for loss of life was given.

Ferguson’s agent, Safarrah Lawson, mentioned in an announcement to NFL.com: “The household asks on your prayers and privateness throughout this attempting time.”

In an announcement on Twitter, the NFL mentioned: “We’re heartbroken to listen to of the tragic lack of Jaylon Ferguson. The NFL household sends our deepest condolences to his family members.”

The Louisiana Tech prospect was drafted by Baltimore within the third spherical in 2019. In 38 video games with the crew, 10 of which have been begins, Ferguson had 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in three seasons.

Nicknamed “Sack Daddy,” in faculty he broke the all-time NCAA file for profession sacks with 45.

Throughout the 2019 draft week, Ferguson lent his assist to reduction efforts in his faculty group of Ruston, Louisiana, after a deadly tornado struck town.

“The LA Tech Household mourns this morning’s tragic information of the sudden loss of life of former Bulldog nice, Jaylon Ferguson,” mentioned an announcement from Ferguson’s alma mater.

“We are going to bear in mind his God-given skills on the sector and his infectious persona off of it. Our ideas and prayers are along with his household and pals. RIP, 45.”