Former Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro died Wednesday, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office announced. He was 28.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Windsor Lane in Williamsburg, Virginia, around 3:07 p.m. Wednesday after a call for medical attention. Paramedics also arrived and transported Taliaferro to a local hospital, where he later died.
A cause of death was not disclosed, but Bruce Cunningham of WBFF-TV in Baltimore reported that a family member said Taliaferro died of a heart attack.
Taliaferro played for the Ravens for three seasons, featuring in 19 games and rushing for 339 yards and five touchdowns. He was a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 after a standout career at Coastal Carolina.
Taliaferro is the all-time single-season rushing leader for the Chanticleers, producing 1,729 yards as a senior. He earned Big South Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2013.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lorenzo Taliaferro,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “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.”
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