Ravens React To Loss Of Teammate, Tray Walker

News — March 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm by

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In devastating news, Tray Walker, was pronounced dead at around 5:00 p.m Friday evening. Walker was involved in an accident Thursday evening, and the injuries sustained were unfortunately fatal.

FOX Miami-Dade Police confirmed Thursday night that Baltimore Ravens corner-back Tray Walker, was involved in a collision on his Honda dirt bike in Northwest Miami. Authorities say the accident happened just before 8:00 p.m., when Walker was heading westbound on Northwest 75th Street on his dirt bike with no lights on and also wearing dark clothing when he collided with a 2014 black Ford Escape heading southbound on Northwest 21st Avenue.

Many friends, teammates, and members of the Ravens organization have shared their condolences

Steve Bisciotti:

“We have two sons not too much older than Tray, and we can’t imagine how much his family is suffering. This is so sad. The right words are hard to find at a time like this. As much as we can comfort Tray’s mom and the rest of his family, we will.”

General Manager & Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome:

“Tray was one of the most humble persons we brought in for a pre-draft visit. That was striking. After we drafted him, he and his family were so excited to receive the call that he was about to become a Raven. It was one of the calls I will always remember. There was such joy for Tray and his family.”

Head Coach John Harbaugh:

“Tray was a young man with a good and kind heart. 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.”

Joe Flacco:

“Tray was a young man who was full of energy and promise. This is very hard to wrap my head around, and I am devastated. As a parent, I cannot imagine what his family is going through right now. All of my thoughts are with them. My hope is that we can be a little bit of help by being a second family for them.”

Steve Smith Sr.

“Times like this make you hug your kids tighter. A mother lost her son today, and a family lost their brother, including us, his extended family. Tray had a bright future ahead of him outside of football and was a guy who lit up the room with his personality. I will miss seeing him every day and seeing that bright smile he always wore. I pray that his family can find peace. Rest well, Tray.”

via Ravens