Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker has died following a motorbike crash in his hometown in southern Florida, his agent confirmed.
Walker was driving his motorbike in his hometown of Miami on Thursday night when he was hit by a car. According to the police report, Walker’s bike did not have lights and he was wearing dark clothing.
Walker was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Thursday night in critical condition. He died from his injuries Friday evening.
Walker had just finished his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens. He was 23 years old.
The Ravens also confirmed Walker's death.
"Tray was a young man with a good and kind heart," said head coach John Harbaugh. "He was humble and loved everything about being part of the Ravens' team. He loved his teammates, the practice and the preparation, and that showed every day."
Defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt said Walker always lit up the room.
"Tray was a young man who had a way about him that he could light up a room with his smile," he said. "Once you got to know him, he was one of the funniest guys. Whenever I got angry, he could make me laugh in a tense situation and bring me back to a cooler head. He challenged me as a coach, because he had a thirst for knowledge. And although things didn't always go his way, he was ready for the next battle or challenge that you presented to him."
Meanwhile, teammates took to social media to share their grief after hearing the news of the young player's death.
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) March 18, 2016
Heart hurting right now!
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) March 18, 2016
I just heard the news.. I can't believe it. I was just with him two weeks ago. That was like my little bro. RIP Tray Walker.
— Marlon Brown (@MB_uno4) March 18, 2016
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 18, 2016
So sorry to hear about Tray. Glad to know ya even if it was just for a short while. Prayers go out for him and his family.
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) March 18, 2016
Walker appeared in eight games for the Ravens in 2015. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft after he recorded seven interceptions in three seasons at Texas Southern University.