According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, the former Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro died Wednesday at the age of 28.
Deputies were sent to an apartment in Williamsburg, Virginia around 3 p.m. after the sheriff’s office said they received a call from someone in need of medical attention – later identified as Taliaferro. After the medics arrived, Taliaferro was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities gave no cause of death, but a family member told FOX 45 of Baltimore that he died of a heart attack.
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“Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
Taliaferro was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft after playing college football in Coastal Carolina, where he rushed for 2,086 yards, scored 34 touchdowns and was named the 2013 Big South Offensive Player of the Year , according to the public university in Conway, SC
Taliaferro spent three seasons with the Ravens, appearing in 19 games during that period. During his rookie season, he rushed 292 yards and four touchdowns after the team ended the contract of former running back Ray Rice, who was previously captured on video as his now-wife, Janay Palmer, at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City , NJ, hit. that year.
In his third game that season, Taliaferro rushed to 91 yards and scored a touchdown in a 23-21 win against the Cleveland Browns. That hasty total would be a record high, as he was injured for the next two seasons.
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After his brief stint in the NFL, he spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Some of Taliaferro’s former teammates and coaches took to social media late on Wednesday to express their condolences after his death.
“Rest easy Lorenzo Taliaferro way too early,” tweeted New York Jets offensive assistant Todd Washington, who was on the Ravens staff from 2011 to early 2017.
Current Ravens strong security Anthony Levine replied, “RIP So,” along with a praying hands emoji.
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Taliaferro would have turned 29 next Wednesday.