Tommy Lee Walker's ashes were spread off of the waters of Miami last Sunday by his family.
It was one day after the Ravens drafted his son, Texas Southern cornerback Tray Walker, in the fourth round.
It would have been his father's 54th birthday. Tommy Lee Walker died in November from a heart attack.
"This upcoming season, the whole process of right now, I dedicate that to him," Tray Walker said Friday during the first day of a rookie minicamp at the Ravens' training complex. "That's all he wanted. He just wanted the best for me and prayed to God that I would get this chance, and now I'm here."
Drafted 136th overall last weekend, Walker became the first Texas Southern player to be drafted since wide receiver Joey Jamison went to the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round in 2000. He's the highest draft pick for the school since center Joe Burch went in the third round to the New England Patriots in 1994.
"I couldn't make it unfortunately," Walker said. "I got the pictures and the video. It's a wonderful feeling seeing that."