Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson dies at 26: Linebacker was a third-round pick in 2019 NFL Draft

The team announced Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26

Ferguson was the Ravens' third-round pick in 2019, making his way to the NFL by becoming a star player for Louisiana Tech

In three seasons with the Ravens, Ferguson totaled 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Ferguson was the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2018

earned first-team All-C-USA honors on two separate occasions - while setting school and NCAA sack records in the process.

After earning MVP honors in the 2018 Hawaii Bowl, the Ravens 

selected the Louisiana native as the 85th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

After Ferguson's death, the Ravens made the following statement