*Tray Walker, the Ravens cornerback who lost his life after he collided with an SUV on March 17 while riding on his dirt bike, was laid to rest on Saturday, March 26.
The 23-year-old athlete was sent on to glory in grand style too.
Hundreds joined family and friends at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in northwest Miami church for his Homegoing Celebration, where members of the Baltimore Ravens and coaches were among those who spoke admirably of the man who head coach John Harbaugh said, had a smile that “could light up a room.” The coach told stories about Walker, a Miami native, who was a dedicated learner of the playbook and the NFL game; even though adjusting to the frigid Maryland winter wasn’t easy.
In his loving memory, the exterior of his casket was adorned with his teams’ name, and the number he wore — while the interior was lined with Louis Vuitton.
“Today we lost more than an athlete, we lost a son, a brother, a teammate, a classmate, a friend, and a GREAT person,” said Terry Bridgewater, Walker’s former Miami Northwestern teammate, in an Instagram post on March 18. “You proved that something positive can come out of Miami Northwestern and off of 71st Street.”