Lorenzo Taliaferro Wiki – Lorenzo Taliaferro Biography
Lorenzo Taliaferro was an American football fullback. He played college football at Coastal Carolina and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Taliaferro attended Lackawanna College on a scholarship until he received a football scholarship to Coastal Carolina. Taliaferro finished 11th in the 2013 Walter Payton Award voting.
Taliaferro was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 138th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. On September 21, 2014, Taliaferro had the first touches of his NFL career rushing 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in a week 3 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Taliaferro had his first multi-rushing touchdown game against the Cincinnati Bengals with 2 touchdowns. He was placed on injured reserve on December 16, 2014, ending his rookie season. He finished his rookie season with 68 carries for 282 yards (4.3 yards per attempt) and 4 rushing touchdowns in 13 games. He also had 8 receptions for 114 yards, and returned one kickoff for 15 yards.
Taliaferro returned in 2015 and would begin the season as the third string running back behind veteran Justin Forsett and rookie Javorius Allen. On October 14, 2015, Taliaferro was added to season-ending injury/reserve after a nagging foot injury plagued him all season. After playing Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he finished his season with 13 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown in 3 games. He also caught 5 passes for 29 yards
On August 30, 2016, Taliaferro was placed on the PUP list to start the 2016 season. He was activated from the PUP list on October 22, 2016. He was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2016. He had just four touches: a rush for no yards and three catches for 10 yards.
On September 1, 2017, Taliaferro was waived by the Ravens during final roster cuts.
On February 14, 2018, it was reported that Taliaferro would be participating in The Spring League in 2018.
Taliaferro signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League for the 2018 season. After making several tackles as a defensive player, and receiving no offensive touches during the preseason, Taliaferro was released by Hamilton on June 6.
Lorenzo Taliaferro Age
Lorenzo Taliaferro was 28 years old. He was born on December 23, 1991, in Yorktown, Virginia, United States. He died on December 16, 2020, in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States at the age of 28.
Lorenzo was son of Zina Taliaferro.
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Lorenzo Taliaferro Cause of Death
Taliaferro died on December 16, 2020, at the age of 28, in Williamsburg, Virginia, of a heart attack. On Wednesday afternoon, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that somebody needed medical attention. Medics also arrived and Taliaferro was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the cause of death.
Taliaferro was transported at 3:30 p.m. ET to Riverside Doctors’ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A family member told WBFF-TV Fox45 in Baltimore that Taliaferro died of a heart attack.
“I did everything all week to prepare and make sure I was ready when my name was called,” Taliaferro said after the game.