The death of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has been ruled as a accident due to a combination of fentanyl and cocaine. He was 26 years old.
The Ravens announced the death of Ferguson on June 22.
We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/ylBvLEzjer
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
In a statement, the Ravens said: “Our priority is focused on the man Jaylon was and the positive impact he made on so many as a father, son, fiancé, friend and teammate. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further while we continue to support his family and teammates, who are mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and will celebrate his life tomorrow.”
A funeral service will be held Saturday in St. Francisville, La. according to an Instagram post by Ferguson’s fiance Doni Smith.
Ferguson was a third-round draft pick in 2019 out of Louisiana Tech, where he was given the nickname “Sack Daddy”. Ferguson holds the FBS record for career sacks with 45.