Baltimore Ravens’ Tray Walker Dies Sustaining Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident in Miami According to a report by USA TODAY
According to a report by USA TODAY Sports Cornerback for Baltimore Ravens, Tray Walker has died on Friday as a result of the injuries he sustained on Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Miami.
Walker suffered head and other injuries when his dirt bike collided with an SUV on Thursday night. He was surrounded by his family at bedside when he died at about 5 p.m. ET in Friday, according to agent Ron Butler.
“He had the type of injuries that, unless he was treated within minutes of the accident, the survival rate is slim to none,” Butler said. “He was not responsive the entire time he was transported to the hospital. I was able to see him this morning and I could kind of tell the injuries could prove fatal.”
Walker’s Honda dirt bike didn’t have a headlight and he was wearing a dark clothing, police said.
We are grieving the loss of a special young man. #RIPTrayWalkerpic.twitter.com/FNcnd9eQjT
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 18, 2016
Ravens spokesperson Kevin Byrne told USA TODAY Sports that the team was informed of Walker’s passing by his godmother. Teammates took to Twitter to post their reactions to Walker’s death.
A mother lost her son today and a family lost their brother we are the family
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) March 18, 2016
Hate we lost our brother and teammate! #ripTray #25
— CJ Mosley (@TreyDeuce32RTR) 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
The deceased cornerback attended Miami Northwestern High, where he played alongside Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper on the school’s football team. But while Bridgewater and Cooper were heavily recruited, Texas Southern University was the only school to offer Walker a scholarship.
Walker redshirted his freshman year at Texas Southern, a historically black college, as he developed into one of the Southwest Athletic Conference’s top defensive backs. The Ravens selected Walker in the the fourth round (136th overall) in the 2015 NFL draft.
Walker had appeared in eight games during his rookie season as he adjusted to the NFL game, he spent more time on special teams than in the defensive backfield.