No further details were given regarding the cause of his death.
Ferguson joined the Ravens when he was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
He came off a four-year stint with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and finished his career with 187 tackles, 67.5 tackles for loss, 45 sacks, six passes defended, and seven forced fumbles.
In his senior year, he broke the school record for sacks with 17.5.
Ferguson became a two-time First Team All-Conference USA and was the 2018 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year.
He also became the NCAA FBS career sack leader in his final year with the Bulldogs.
His pro football career started with a minor hiccup as the NFL took back his invitation to the Scouting Combine due to a battery conviction in 2015.
Still, that episode did not deter the Ravens in drafting him.
We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/ylBvLEzjer
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
The Ravens’ official statement reads, “We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson.”
They added, “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’s Career With The Ravens
In three seasons with the Ravens, he had 67 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two pass deflections.
In his rookie season, he made nine starts in 14 games played and finished with 31 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
The year after, he made one start in 14 appearances.
Ferguson made six tackles in 10 games last season.
Aside from outside linebacker, he would also line up at defensive end.
Undoubtedly, the Ravens will have a service for him to remember his life.