Chris Ivory has died, according to his agent, the Rams announced Tuesday.
The team did not give a cause.
Ivory, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent two seasons with the Rams from 2009 to 2013, was a seven-time All-Pro selection and a four time Pro Bowlers all-time leader in rushing yards.
He was a six-time first-team All-America selection as a senior.
Ivory had nine 1,000-yard rushing seasons and was a fourtime NFL MVP.
“The entire organization is saddened by Chris Ivory’s passing, as well as his accomplishments, his career and his love for the game of football,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement.
“We send our deepest condolences to Chris’ family and friends.”
The news of Ivory’s death was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.
The Rams released a statement Tuesday saying the team had not yet learned the cause of death.
“At this time, we do not know the cause or manner of his death,” the statement read.
“Chris played his entire career with the St. Louis Rams, winning a Super Bowl with the franchise in 2012.
He also had a career-high nine 1-yard touchdowns, tying the record for a player in NFL history. “
In 2017, Chris led the NFL in rushing with 1,079 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
He played a key role in the Rams offensive success as a runner and a receiver. “
He led the league in career rushing yards in each of his four seasons with St. Luke’s.
“As a member of the Rams organization, Chris’ legacy will live on through his contributions on the field and the minds of the players, coaches, staff and fans who follow the game.””
As a member of the Rams organization, Chris’ legacy will live on through his contributions on the field and the minds of the players, coaches, staff and fans who follow the game.”