Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died, the team announced Wednesday. He was 26.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement, which did not list a cause of death. “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.”
Ferguson was entering the fourth season of his career in Baltimore. A third-round draft pick in 2018, Ferguson set the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career sacks (45) at Louisiana Tech, where he earned the nickname “Sack Daddy.”
Ferguson was a full participant for the first two days of the Ravens’ three-day mandatory minicamp last week before suffering what coach John Harbaugh called a sprained ankle. He was set to report to training camp in late July.
Baltimore Police said officers arrived about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday night to a home in the 400 block of Waverly’s Ilchester Avenue, where Ferguson’s body was found. Police said there were no signs of trauma or foul play.
The cause of his death is still being determined.
This story will be updated. Baltimore Sun reporter Matt Cohen contributed to this article.