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Tray Walker (August 5, 1992 – March 18, 2016) was an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Southern, and was drafted by the Ravens in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL draft.
Walker died on March 18, 2016 from injuries sustained from a dirt bike accident in Florida.
High school career
A native of Miami, Florida, Walker attended Miami Northwestern High School, where he played cornerback, punter and goalline receiver for the Bulls, earning honorable mention All-Dade County as a senior. Walker was teammates with Teddy Bridgewater and Amari Cooper. Unrecognized by recruiting analysts andfootball scouts, Walker’s only scholarship offer came from Texas Southern University.
In his senior year, he earned Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (2014).
Walker was selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens making him the highest draft selection from Texas Southern since Joe Burch in 1994. In his only season, Walker played in eight games and contributed primarily on special teams for the Ravens, including two tackles.
On March 17, 2016, Walker was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Liberty City, Florida. Walker had been dirt biking when he collided with a Ford Escape at an intersection. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in critical condition after sustaining serious head injuries and spent all night in surgery, but died the following evening. Walker was 23.
- Knoblauch, Austin (March 18, 2016). “Ravens’ Tray Walker dies from injuries in dirt bike crash”. National Football League. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- “Ravens rookie corner Tray Walker dedicates football career to his late father’s memory”. The Baltimore Sun. May 8, 2015.
- Hensley, Jamison (March 17, 2016). “Ravens CB Tray Walker critically hurt in motorcycle accident”. ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Baltimore Ravens bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- Texas Southern Tigers bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine