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Tray Walker, Ravens CB, Dies from Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Crash

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 18:  Tray Walker #25 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during pre-game warm ups prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL game at Levi's Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 18, 2016

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died on Friday at 5 p.m. ET from injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash on Thursday night in Miami, Walker's agent Ron Butler announced, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Walker was 23 years old.

Before Walker's passing, Rapoport reported that the player spent all night in surgery. Butler told reporters the corner was "fighting for his life" and remained in intensive care after surgery.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, "Walker was not wearing a helmet" at the time of the accident.

Citing police on Thursday night, NBC 6's Brian Hamacher and Michelle Lopez reported that Walker was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted to the trauma unit.

Pete Gilbert of WBAL-TV showed Walker's motorcycle after the accident:

A 2015 fourth-round pick who played his college ball at Texas Southern University, Walker appeared in eight games with the Ravens as a rookie. Over the course of those appearances, Walker notched two tackles. 

According to Ryan Mink of the team's official website, Walker was on the 53-man roster for the entire 2015 season even though he was active just eight times. 

"We still hold a lot of promise for Tray," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said at his season-ending press conference, per Mink.

 

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