Jaylon Ferguson died after being found unresponsive late Tuesday in a North Baltimore home.
What was Jaylon Ferguson cause of death?
Police have not released a cause of death, but investigators have not ruled out the possibility of an overdose.
The 26-year-old linebacker was set to report to training camp in late July. Ferguson had 67 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks and three forced fumbles over his 38 games (10 starts) with the Ravens.
Jaylon Ferguson set the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career sacks (45) at Louisiana Tech, eclipsing former Arizona State and Ravens great Terrell Suggs’ mark.
“He wanted to be a great player, but never tried to downplay his teammates to get there,” left tackle Ronnie Stanley said. Ferguson was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs, winning Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2018.
A day before he was drafted, a tornado hit Ruston, Louisiana, leaving two people dead and causing $9.1 million in damage.
In its aftermath, Ferguson joined a wave of volunteers who helped clear debris and drop off food, water and supplies. The mayor calls him a “class act” and a “strong role model” for youth.
Jaylon Ferguson was a “good-hearted, gentle person who loved his family and his team,” coach John Harbaugh says.
Neighbors in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue said they were unaware of Ferguson having any connection to the neighborhood. West Feliciana retired Ferguson’s high school jersey, No. 44, last year; he often visited his alma mater.