Tray Walker, former football star at Texas Southern University and Baltimore Ravens cornerback, has died at age 23.
The fourth-round pick in last year’s draft out of the black college died 5 p.m. (Eastern) Friday, according to his agent Ron Butler. On Thursday night, Walker was involved in a motorcycle crash that left him with severe head injuries, his agent said.
Following the crash, Walker was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, “where he remained in critical care overnight and died Friday after having surgery,” reports Sports Illustrated.
“The life of Tray Walker has been cut tragically short,” reports HBCU Gameday.
News of the passing of Walker led some Texas Southern fans and supporters to voice their thoughts on their loss on social media.
— Coach Hersh (@roberthersh15) March 19, 2016
RIP Tray Walker. My TSU and NFL brotha! 🙏🏾
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 18, 2016
Just found out that Tray Walker is a TSU alumni. 😭😕 #RIPTray
— Chris (@christinavital_) March 19, 2016
TSU just keep losing soldiers 😪 R.I.P Tray Walker..
— Modern Day Oprah ! (@Swookieee) March 19, 2016
Man RIP to TSU’s own Tray Walker. Sad Sad news today man…. #PrayersUp
— Mike Orakpo (@Raknation) March 19, 2016
— TexasSouthernFB (@TexasSouthernFB) March 18, 2016