Tray Walker, Baltimore Ravens Cornerback, Dies at 23

NFL player was involved in a serious motorcycle crash in Florida on Thursday night

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died Friday after being involved in a serious motorcycle crash the previous night, a team spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

News of the 23-year-old football player’s death was first reported by  publisher Tony Pauline, who tweeted: “I’ve just been informed that Tray Walker/CB/Baltimore Ravens has been pronounced dead.”

Walker’s agent, Ron Butler, confirmed that the cornerback had died at 5 p.m. ET, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

While ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted: “RIP Tray Walker….Unspeakably sad.”

Walker had been in serious condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, since Thursday night, when he was involved in a serious accident with an SUV, which remained at the scene, according to police.

The accident occurred about three miles from Walker’s former high school, Miami Northwestern. According to Det. Daniel Ferrin, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Walker was driving his dirt bike west on Northwest 75th Street when he collided at an intersection with a Ford Escape traveling south on Northwest 21st Avenue. Police said Walker was not wearing a helmet.

Walker, a 6-foot-2 defensive back, was a fourth-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2015. He played only eight snaps on defense and make one tackle during his rookie season, which he dedicated to his father, who died of a heart attack in 2014.

Walker was a native of Miami and attended college at Texas Southern.

See tweets from the Ravens including a statement from coach John Harbaugh and team owner Steve Bisciotti below.