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Tray Walker (1992 - 2016)

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Tray Walker (1992 - 2016)

Tray Walker, a cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, died as a result of injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident March 18 in Liberty City, Florida, according to multiple news sources. He was 23.

Walker collided with an automobile Thursday night at an intersection. The driver of the other vehicle stopped after the collision and is cooperating with authorities investigating the incident. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Walker’s death was confirmed by his agent, Ron Butler.

Walker was a fourth-round draft pick of the Ravens in 2015 and played in eight games, mostly on special teams. He recorded two tackles and was expected to play a larger role in the upcoming season.

His father died in 2014 before Walker made it to the NFL. He told the Baltimore Sun, “This upcoming season, the whole process of right now, I dedicate that to him.”

Walker was born Aug. 5, 1992, in Miami, Florida. He played football for Texas Southern University before being drafted by the NFL.

In a note to the team, head coach John Harbaugh wrote that the news of Walker's death “was the kind of phone call you never want to get as a coach, as a parent, as a brother, as a friend. This shook me and all of us.”

Friends, family, and teammates took to social media to express their grief.

The Baltimore Ravens tweeted, “We are grieving the loss of a special young man. #RIPTrayWalker.”

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