Former NFL Running Back Lorenzo Taliaferro Dies At 28

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro died Wednesday (December 16) according to police officials in Yorktown, Virginia. 

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said they received a call to a residence where first responders found the 28-year-old unresponsive, according to a report by TMZ

Emergency personnel transferred Taliaferro to a nearby facility, where he unfortunately died. 

Officials have not yet released an official cause of death, but a family member told Fox45 the former NFL player suffered a heart attack. 

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh released a statement Thursday (December 17), relaying the team’s reaction to the news. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lorenzo Taliaferro. He was a kind, smart, respectful, and determined young man –– someone always committed to his teammates and well-liked by everyone in our organization” Harbaugh said.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Lorenzo’s family. May he rest in peace.” 

In 2014, Taliaferro was selected by the Ravens in the 4th round of that year’s NFL Draft coming out of Coastal Carolina University. He was with the team for three years, rushing 339 yards, and 5 touchdowns before being cut before the start of the 2017 season. He joined the Canadian Football League in 2018. 

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