No cause of death was given.
“The family asks for your prayers and your privacy during this difficult time,” Ferguson’s agent, Safara Lawson, said in a statement to NFL.com.
The Louisiana Tech prospect was drafted by Baltimore in the third round in 2019. In 38 games with the team, 10 of which were starters, Ferguson has had 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in three seasons.
Nicknamed “Sack Daddy,” he broke the NCAA all-time college career record with 45.
“The LA Tech family is saddened by the tragic news this morning of the untimely death of the great Bulldog, Gillon Ferguson,” a statement from Ferguson University said.
“We will remember his God-given talents on the field and his infectious personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP, 45.”
The Ravens’ misery was later compounded by the death of former Super Bowl player Tony Serragosa, who became a famous reporter on the sidelines after his career ended. A statement from the team stated that he died unexpectedly. He was 55 years old.
“There was no one like Gus – a warrior on the field and a united team with a tender and generous heart who has helped his teammates and the community more than most people know,” said former coach Brian Bellick. “We wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl without him. This is amazing and sad news, and our hearts go out to Cathy and the Serragosa family.”