Ravens’ CB Tray Walker Dies From Injuries Sustained In Dirt Bike Crash at 23


Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died Friday from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike crash in Florida on Thursday night, Walker’s agent, Ron Butler, told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. He was 23.

Walker was seriously injured after the dirt bike he was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle at an intersection in Miami at approximately 7:50 p.m. ET Thursday, the Miami-Dade Police Department stated in a news release. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in critical condition after sustaining serious head injuries and spent all night in surgery, three sources told Rapoport. Walker died at 5 p.m. ET Friday, Butler told Rapoport.

Police said the dirt bike Walker was riding had no lights and that he was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash. Police are continuing their investigation of the incident.

Walker was born in Miami on Aug. 5, 1992, and was a football standout at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, where he was teammates with NFL standouts Teddy Bridgewater and Amari Cooper.

He attended Texas Southern and made an immediate impact for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2011 when he recorded 22 tackles and three interceptions. During his senior season in 2014, he finished with 41 tackles and three interceptions en route to Second Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Team honors. Walker compiled 159 tackles, nine interceptions and 17 broken up passes during his four years with the Tigers.

The Ravens selected Walker in the fourth round of the 2015 draft at No. 136 overall, making him the first Texas Southern player to be drafted by an NFL team since receiver Joey Jamison was selected by the Green Bay Packers in 2000.

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SOURCE: NFL – Austin Knoblauch