MIAMI – Tray Walker was loved and admired in Florida, Texas and Maryland.
The 23-year-old cornerback was one of the Ravens' most promising players. A day after his death, Saturday afternoon, messages of grief and loss continued on social media. The NFL family was in mourning.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater played with Walker in high school. He shared his pain on Instagram.
"You proved that something positive can come out of Miami Northwestern and off 71st Street," Bridgewater said. "You were loved by many in the community and looked upon as a role model."
The wave of sadness began outside of Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died from the head injuries that he suffered in a motorbike crash in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.
"He was like a little brother to me," Ravens Terrence Brooks said during an interview with ESPN. "One thing I do know is that Tray will never leave my side. He will be watching over me every step of the way. I see just how precious life is and I will fully dedicate my season to Tray."
Walker's family was planning to hold a vigil at the site of the crash Saturday night.