Jaylon Ferguson, a pass rusher with the Baltimore Ravens, passed away tragically at age 26

Jaylon Ferguson, a pass rusher for the Baltimore Ravens, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 26.

No information about his passing was made public.

The Ravens released a statement early on Wednesday morning saying, “We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson.”

“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,” the team continued.

Ferguson was selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and during the course of the last three seasons, he appeared in 38 games for the team, recording 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound athlete was a standout at Louisiana Tech University before beginning his NFL career.

Ferguson became the NCAA’s all-time leader in sacks with a total of 45 during his time there.

Ferguson was interviewed by TMZ Sports just before the 2019 draught. At the time, he was embroiled in some controversy as a result of an arrest he received during his first year at Louisiana Tech, which prevented him from taking full part in the NFL combine that year.

He indicated he was viewing the entire scenario from a positive angle, but he was also nice and humble throughout our talk.

RIP.