Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Tray Walker Has Past Away After Getting Into An Bike Accident
|Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Tray Walker Has Past |
Away After Getting Into An Bike Accident
That’s not the text of an old man’s death. That’s the death of a young person, proud of his accomplishments and rightfully so -- a death so unspeakably sad that it’s hard to summon the words to express the right sentiments.
A teenager might die in those circumstances, or someone not much older, like Walker, 23, who was really just getting going in life.
"Tray was a young man with a good and kind heart," Harbaugh said. "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."
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith was someone who went up against Walker almost every day in practice.
"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," Smith said. "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."
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco called the situation devastating.
"This is very hard to wrap my head around, and I am devastated," Flacco said. "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."
|Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Tray Walker|
"This is such a tragedy, and I am praying for Tray's family," Smith said. "He was a tremendous young man with so much potential, and I will miss him. Tray had a hard shell, but once you broke through
that, you found a person who was learning how to become a man and was so eager to be a great person and professional."
The NFL becomes a tighter community after a tragic event like this and that was evident on Friday when at least one players from all 32 teams sent condolences to Walker.
The Ravens' division rivals in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Cleveland all sent their condolences and many reacted by taking to Twitter.
RIP Tray Walker...Praying for all the family, loved ones, and teammates. pic.twitter.com/ovRiobhF8H— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 18, 2016
RIP Tray Walker— Tyrod Taylor (@TyrodTaylor) March 18, 2016
Very Sad News
My Prayers Are With His Family!
Condolences goes to Tray Walker family...so young, keep his family in your prayers...it's bigger than the game! #RIPTrayWalker— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 18, 2016