A good read:
All Hayden Hurst knew as a professional baseball pitcher was failure,
and it sent him into a downward spiral that almost cost him his life.
Now as a Baltimore Ravens tight end, The Bolles School product has
overcome mental health demons and wants to empower kids to do the same.
Hayden Hurst has led two or three different lives in the past seven years, nearly half on the darkest side imaginable.
good news is the Baltimore Ravens tight end -- buoyed by the outlet of
football and a chance at redemption -- now feels at peace with his
formerly broken, alcoholic self. Most of his days are focused on trying
to catch passes from sensation Lamar Jackson and separating himself from
opposing defenders, instead of running away from the demons that nearly
ended his life the night of Jan. 17, 2016.
Some people, like
Ravens tight ends Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle, as well as Hurst’s
parents, Jerry and Cathy, along with his older sister, Kylie, know how
close Hurst’s story came to being one of those great tragedies.