Former Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro dead at 28

Lorenzo Taliaferro
Posted at 10:32 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:32:32-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Lorenzo Taliaferro, who ran for 339 yards and scored five touchdowns during three injury-riddled seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 28.

Taliaferro passed away Wednesday afternoon in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

The Yorktown native was drafted by Baltimore out of Coastal Carolina in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, Taliaferro ran for 292 yards and four touchdowns over 13 games as a rookie before an injury ended his season.

He played in three games apiece in 2015 and 2016 before again finishing on injured reserve each season.