Jaylon Ferguson Biography – Jaylon Ferguson Wiki
Jaylon Ferguson was an American football player. He was a third-round draft pick for the Ravens in 2019. He played 39 times for the Ravens during his career after playing for Louisiana Tech at college, breaking the school record for sacks in his senior year in 2018, and also breaking the NCAA record for career sacks with 45, surpassing Terrell Suggs.
Ferguson was a college star at Louisiana Tech and holds the NCAA FBS record for career sacks with 45, and his achievements earned him the nickname “Sack Daddy”. He was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2019 draft.
In three NFL seasons, he totaled 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The native of Zachary, Louisiana was preparing for his fourth season with the team after participating in the team’s mandatory minicamp a week prior to his death.
Jaylon Ferguson Age
He was born Jaylon O’Neal Ferguson on December 14, 1995 in Zachary, Louisiana, United States. He died on June 21, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 26.
Jaylon Ferguson Wife
Who is Jaylon Ferguson’s wife? He was married to his wife Doni Smith, the Lead Chef at JOF catering based in Owings Mills, MD. Ferguson and his wife met in college. According to a profile for Doni on Zola’s list of recommended wedding vendors, Doni “met my husband in college and he played football, his favorite thing in the world was food. We now have three children and my favorite pass time is creating a great cuisine full of flavor. Growing up in California by way of Louisiana, Mexican, Soul Food, and Southern Cuisine are my most valued dishes.”
Jaylon Ferguson Family
Ferguson had three children, two daughters and a son, who are all under the age of 5.
Jaylon Ferguson Death
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died on June 21, 2022, at the age of 26, the team announced in a statement.
“We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”
“Jaylon was a good-hearted, gentle person who loved his family and his team,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He was a joy to talk with and be around every day. You always wanted to see and talk to ‘Ferg.’ Our prayers and our help go to his family. Our hearts are with his Spirit. R.I.P., Jaylon.”
“On 21 June 2022, at approximately 11.25pm, Northern District patrol officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue for a report of a questionable death,” the department said in a statement. “Once there, officers located 26-year-old Jaylon Ferguson, unresponsive, being treated by medics. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics. No signs of trauma was found or foul play suspected at this time.”
“He was a wonderful young man full of love and life,” Ferguson’s agent, Safarrah Lawson, said in a statement. “He will be remembered not just as a football player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend. The family asks for your continued prayers.”
“I am saddened by the loss of Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. “He was just a young man living a life that most of us can only dream of. Jaylon was torn from this world in the prime of his life. I ask that we all pray for his family, his three young children, his friends, and his teammates as they deal with this tragedy.”
“Jaylon had a pure heart. He wanted to be a great player, but never tried to downplay his teammates to get there,” said Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley. “While going against him in practice, he would always tell me when I was doing a good job, even when it meant it was against himself. He was always with a smile and had an eagerness to learn. He wanted to be better for himself and his kids. He was so excited every time he had a new kid who was about to be born. He always talked about them and how he plays for them.”
The NFL has been hit by a number of deaths in recent months. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney was killed in a car crash in June and former Dallas Cowboys Marion Barber III died at the age of 38 two days later. In April, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was struck and killed by a truck after his car ran out of gas and he exited the vehicle on a freeway.
Jaylon Ferguson Cause of Death
The cause of death is unknown.
Jaylon Ferguson Drugs
According to the Baltimore Police Department, “investigators are not ruling out the possibility of an overdose.”
Jaylon Ferguson Salary
NFL linebacker Jaylon Ferguson earned an average annual salary of $495,000, $675,000, $850,000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively. In 2022, he was expected to earn $965,000.
Jaylon Ferguson Net Worth
In 2019, Ferguson signed a 4-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $3,654,808, including a $903,308 signing bonus, $903,308 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $913,702. Jaylon Ferguson’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Jaylon Ferguson Height
He was 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall.
Jaylon Ferguson Instagram
Jaylon Ferguson’s Instagram is @sack__daddy_.