Confirmed cause of death for Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson revealed

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“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team said in a statement. “He was a kind and respectful young man with a big smile and an infectious personality. We express our deepest condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost far too soon.”

Ferguson, 26, was selected by Baltimore 85th overall in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft and had attended all Ravens practices this offseason before his death.

The Louisiana native made 10 starts in 38 total appearances over his three NFL seasons, recording 67 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 17 QB hits and two pass deflections.

Ferguson, who was nicknamed “Sack Daddy”, holds the FBS record for most career sacks with 45 and was a former Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (2018) and two-time All Conference USA First Team selected (2017, 2018) at Louisiana Tech (205-18).

Ferguson had a son and a daughter, whom he said his life revolved around a feature film by PennLive.com in 2019.

“When I’m off the court, I’m just really, really calm, because I don’t see any reason to be annoyed all the time,” Ferguson said. “On the pitch, I have people I can’t let down. That’s how I work. This is how I eat. And I have my kids now, so I won’t let anything stop me from eating.

News of Ferguson’s death came hours before the Ravens legend Tony Syragusaa defensive tackle for the Super Bowl XXXV team, reportedly died at age 55.

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