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Former Baltimore Ravens Player Lorenzo Taliaferro Dies at Age 28 — Details Revealed

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 18, 2020
05:36 A.M.
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Former football player Lorenzo Taliaferro sadly passed away this week as confirmed by his former team. The news of his untimely and shocking death was announced on social media.


In a shocking turn of events, Lorenzo Taliaferro died earlier on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the very young age of 28. The former football player was the fullback for the Baltimore Ravens.

His former team confirmed the news of his passing with a Twitter statement by Head Coach John Harbaugh, 58. The post included a photo of Taliaferro dressed in his former team’s uniform.

Lorenzo Taliaferro of the Baltimore Ravens playing against the New Orleans Saints on August 28, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Lorenzo Taliaferro of the Baltimore Ravens playing against the New Orleans Saints on August 28, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images


The coach revealed how saddened they were to learn about Taliaferro’s death. Harbaugh continued his tribute describing the former athlete’s strong traits that would be missed, stating:

“Lorenzo was a kind, smart respectful and determined young man…”


The coach also noted how the late star had always been committed to his team members and that everyone had liked him. He concluded his statement by sharing his condolences with the star’s family.

Harbaugh also wished the late player a peaceful rest in the afterlife. The former football player had been with the Baltimore Ravens for only three years from 2014 up until 2016.


The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office offered more clarity on the late athlete’s death in their own Twitter post. The authorities shared a photo of their statement and another one of Taliaferro mid-play.

They shared how they’d dispatched deputies at around 3:07 p.m. to the 100 Block of Windsor Lane on Wednesday. At the time, they were responding to a call where someone needed medical attention.


When medics arrived at the scene they transported the athlete to a local hospital where he sadly died. The sheriff’s office also shared that they couldn’t release any of the star’s medical information.

Lorenzo Taliaferro played three seasons for the team with John Harbaugh as his coach.

They concluded their post by reiterating Harbaugh’s condolences to Taliaferro’s family. A family member of the late player revealed that the cause of death had been a heart attack.


Taliaferro was born in Yorktown, Virginia, and only started his professional football career in 2014. The Ravens added him to their team that year in the fourth round of the National Football League (NFL) draft.

He played three seasons for the team with Harbaugh as his coach. During his time with the Baltimore Ravens, he managed to score five touchdowns and rushed a total of 339 yards.


The late athlete was finally released by the Ravens at the end of training camp in 2017. In a previous 2014 interview with FOX45 News, the star said he was glad to play for a team that was so close to his hometown.

Another football player who passed away this month at a young age was former Baylor University star Chance Waz, 25. Legendary soccer star, Diego Maradona also died from a heart attack in November 2020.

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