At the age of 28, Lorenzo Taliaferro, an NFL running back whose career with the Baltimore Ravens had been cut short by wounds, died. A family member of Talafierro said he died of a heart attack on Wednesday, Dec. 16, according to local television channel WBFF-TV Fox45. At 3:30 p.m., he was pronounced dead. In his hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia, after being transported to Riverside Physicians’ Hospital.In a tweet, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that the NFL squad is “deeply saddened” by the death of the 28-year-old. “Lorenzo was a kind, smart, respectful and determined young man—someone always committed to his teammates and well-liked by everyone in our organisation. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Lorenzo’s family,” the statement said. “May he rest in peace.”
Taliaferro was drafted by the Ravens in 2014. Via 2016, he played three seasons, but only as a backup to another sensation, Justin Forsett. Taliaferro suited up in 19 matches over three seasons, but ran for just 339 yards, most of it in his rookie campaign, and scored five touchdowns while failing to keep healthy.Taliaferro attended Coastal Carolina University on a football scholarship before joining the Ravens. He ran for 1,729 yards and 27 touchdowns there in 2013 and was voted the Big South Offensive Player of the Year.