Tray Walker, a 23-year-old cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, died Friday from injuries suffered from a fatal crash in Liberty City, Fla., reports CNN.
Walker was reportedly riding a dirt bike when he collided with an SUV driven by a 62-year-old woman Thursday night.
Walker was treated at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Agent Ron Butler said earlier Friday that his client was “fighting for his life,” according to ESPN. Walker later died from his injuries.
Miami-Dade police report that Walker was riding in the dark without a light on and with dark clothing on, reports ESPN. He also did not have on a helmet.
Walker, who played football at Miami Northwestern High School, played in eight games with the Ravens during the 2015 season. The Texas Southern University grad was a fourth-round pick in last year’s NFL draft.
“Tray was a young man with a good and kind heart,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “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. He was coachable, did his most to improve and worked to become the best. I’ll never forget that smile. He always seemed to be next to me during the national anthem; then we would give each other a big hug. May he rest in the Peace of Christ Jesus forever.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described it as a “sad day for everyone” in the league.
“The loss of this young man is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts are with Tray’s family and friends,” he said.
The other driver in the accident stayed on the scene and will not be charged in the case, police report.