Jaylon Ferguson was a standout linebacker at Louisiana Tech, where his stellar college career earned him a shot in the National Football League. Ferguson tragically passed before his career could really properly begin. Now his cause of death has been revealed, and it is an absolutely tragic addition to an ever-growing statistic.
The Baltimore Ravens pass rusher passed away last month as a result of “the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine,” authorities said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland noted that the death was determined to be an accident in a statement to TMZ Sports.
No more information was provided. Ferguson was discovered unconscious on June 21 at a home near Baltimore, as we have reported, and police said he never came to. The first responders declared him dead.
Police said they were looking into the possibility that Ferguson had taken an overdose at the time, but did not believe there had been any foul play. He was just 26 years old. Jaylon was chosen by the Ravens in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Over the course of the last three seasons, he appeared in 38 games for the team, recording 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles. At Louisiana Tech, where he previously excelled, he set the NCAA record for most career sacks. May his soul rest in peace.