Former NFL Player Lorenzo Taliaferro Dead at 28

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It was confirmed this week that the former NFL player, Lorenzo Taliaferro, has tragically passed away.

More news surrounding his cause of death has since emerged…

Taliaferro, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the Ravens in 2014, died on Wednesday, his family have confirmed.

He rushed for 1,729 yards and twenty-seven touchdowns in his senior season for the Chanticleers, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

He was a Walter Payton Award finalist and a Second Team All-American and had 8 of Coastal’s top twenty single-game rushing performances that season.

“Earlier today, December 16th, 2020, at approximately 3.07 pm, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Windsor Lane for a call of someone needing medical attention” read a statement from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.  

In a statement, he said this: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of  Lorenzo Taliaferro. Lorenzo was a kind, smart, respectful, and determined young man – someone always committed to his teammates and well-liked by everyone in our organization.”

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

When Major was born, he had written this: “I know the future is bright for you son we used success as a middle name for a reason for a reason also few weeks he was even born at the time of 4:44 for those who don’t know the angel numbers look up 444. God got us thanks for the greatest motivation I could ever imagine young major. The only real Hood is fatherHood.”

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office only said this: “Medics also arrived and transported the patient to a local hospital where he later passed away. Lorenzo Taliaferro was twenty-eight-years-old. We cannot release any medical information.”

Fox Baltimore reported that a family member said that Taliaferro died from a heart attack. It is currently unknown if he was suffering from a long-term medical condition.

To remember the other lives tragically lost this year, keep scrolling…