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Lorenzo Taliaferro, Former Baltimore Ravens RB, Dies of Heart Attack at 28

by Charles Craighill
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Yesterday afternoon, the former Baltimore Ravens running back, Lorenzo Taliaferro, died of a heart attack. He was only 28 years old. Early in the afternoon, someone called an ambulance to his house in Williamsburg, Virginia for medical attention. Medics then rushed him to the hospital but weren’t able to save him. He died in the hospital that night.

The York county police department provided a report of the news on Facebook:

“Earlier today, December 16, 2020, at approximately 3:07 pm Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Windsor Lane for a call of someone needing medical attention. Medics also arrived and transported the patient to a local hospital where he later passed away. Lorenzo Taliaferro was 28 years old. We cannot release any medical information. Our sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

The police were unable to release any medical information. However, a member of the family disclosed that a heart attack caused the death. More details will likely come out in the next few days.

Lorenzo Taliaferro Career

Lorenzo Taliaferro started his football journey at junior college before transferring to Coastal Carolina. At the FCS school, he became an All-American. In the 2014 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens drafted Taliaferro in the fourth round. He played with the Ravens for three seasons but typically took scattered snaps farther down on the depth chart.

His most successful year, however, was his rookie season, where he ran for 282 yards and caught eight passes for 114 yards. Overall, he totaled 339 yards rushing and five total touchdowns.

After the Ravens waived Lorenzo Taliaferro in 2017, he played a brief stint in the Canadian Football League. In Canada, he played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2018. After his time in the Canadian Football league, Taliaferro hung up the cleats for good.