Ferguson was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2019 out of Louisiana Tech, and has played a total of 38 games over the past three seasons, racking up 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles.
The 6-foot-5 275 pound linebacker was a stud in college as well, with 45 total sacks in his college career at LA Tech. Nicknamed the “Sack Daddy,” 45 career sacks is good enough for the all-time NCAA record.
Louisiana Tech also shared their condolences:
“We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality off it. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
The LA Tech Family mourns this morning's tragic news of the sudden death of former Bulldog great, Jaylon Ferguson.
We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality off of it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
This tragic loss follows an already difficult year for the NFL, as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, former Dallas Cowboys star running back Marion Barber, and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney have all passed away already this year.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jaylon Ferguson’s family.