Former Ravens reserve fullback Cotton reported dead at 36

From Sun staff and wire reports

Former Ravens fullback Kenyon Cotton has died, according to a report in the Minden (La.) Press-Herald. He was 36.

Cotton, who was a backup for the Ravens in 1997 and 1998, underwent outpatient surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon last week. After returning to his Baton Rouge home from the procedure, Cotton experienced breathing complications. He was admitted to a south Louisiana hospital and later placed into a medically induced coma.

"From what I'm told, when he came out of the coma, he had a series of strokes back to back," Kenyon Allen, Cotton's cousin, told the newspaper.

Cotton left Southwestern Louisiana, now Louisiana-Lafayette, in 1996 as the fifth-leading rusher in school history with 2,311 yards.

A previous version of this article misidentified Louisiana-Lafayette's former name. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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