Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson dies at 26
Police arrived at Ferguson's home in response to reports of a questionable death and say they found Ferguson not breathing and receiving treatment from medical personnel.
"Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics," Baltimore Police spokeswoman Niki Fennoy said in a statement, per Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun.
There were no indications of trauma or foul play, according to police. A cause of death has not been determined.
"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 deeply saddened to confirm the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson," his agent, Safarrah Lawson, said in a statement, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "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."
The Ravens selected Ferguson in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He recorded 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks across nine starts during his rookie season. Overall, the promising pass-rusher tallied 67 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks during his three seasons with Baltimore.
Ferguson was named CUSA Player of the Year in 2018 at Louisiana Tech. He also became the NCAA's FBS career sack leader (45) that same year.