Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the NFL team announced.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement.
“He was a kind and respectful young man with a big smile and an infectious personality.”
No cause of death was released, and the Ravens said Ferguson’s family asked for “your prayers and privacy from him during this difficult time.”
Police said officers responded to a north Baltimore home at approximately 11:25 p.m. Tuesday and found Ferguson unresponsive and being treated by medics.
He did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said there were no signs of trauma or foul play. The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
Since he was selected in the third round of the 2019 draft, Ferguson has appeared in 38 games, including 10 starts, and has recorded 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his three NFL seasons.
Ferguson and his partner, Doni, had two children.
Ravens legend Siragusa dies at 55
Also Wednesday it was announced that former Ravens star Tony Siragusa had died at age 55.
Known as “The Goose,” Siragusa won the Super Bowl with Baltimore in 2001 and had worked as an NFL television analyst for Fox since he retired.
“He was a special person and clearly one of the most popular players in Ravens history,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement. “Tony’s larger-than-life personality had an enormous impact on our organization and the entire Baltimore community.”
Siragusa also played for the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts owner Jim Irsay said, “The Goose squeezed 200 years of fun into 55! He was one of the strongest physical players I’ve seen in 50 years.
“In Greece, they asked a question at the end of life: Did he have a passion? In Tony’s case… Yes, he did!”
Siragusa also appeared in several episodes of the television show The Sopranos playing Frankie Cortese, a driver and bodyguard.