How did Lorenzo Taliaferro die? NFL fans mourn loss of former Baltimore Ravens RB at 28: 'A true class act'

Taliaferro played 19 games for the Baltimore Ravens between 2014 and 2016, scoring a total of five touchdowns for the team


                            How did Lorenzo Taliaferro die? NFL fans mourn loss of former Baltimore Ravens RB at 28: 'A true class act'
Lorenzo Taliaferro (Getty Images)

Former Baltimore Ravens fullback, Lorenzo Taliaferro, died on Wednesday, December 16. The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office posted a statement, claiming that a call for medical attention was made from Taliaferro's home at 3.07 pm. Police and medics arrived at the scene and transferred him to the local hospital, where he later passed away.

Taliaferro died at the age of 28, and while the Sherrif's office refused to release medical details related to his death, a family member told WBFF-TV Fox45 that he died of a heart attack.

Taliaferro played 19 games for the Baltimore Ravens between 2014 and 2016, scoring a total of five touchdowns for the team. Fans online were seen offering tribute to the athlete, mourning his passing. Many of them noted how kind and responsive Taliaferro was towards his fans.

"Rest In Peace Lorenzo Taliaferro. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. Mr Taliaferro was always kind to me whenever myself or one of my friends interacted with him on social media. He took time from his day to talk to his fans. A true class act,' wrote one Twitter user.

"Rest Easy In Paradise Lorenzo Taliaferro. Gone way too soon," wrote another. " So sad to hear of the passing of @CoastalFootball great Lorenzo Taliaferro. Only met him a few times, but he was such a nice and funny dude. Heartbreaking," wrote one fan. 



 

 



 

 



 

One user shared a compilation video of all of Taliaferro's career touchdowns with the Baltimore Ravens, writing, "Nice video of all five of Lorenzo Taliaferro’s career touchdowns with the Ravens. Some guys come and go from our favorite teams, but we should always appreciate whatever impact they make, and remember how big it is for them as humans."



 

Kevin Oestreicher, the host of 'Locked on Ravens', a podcast dedicated to the Baltimore Ravens, wrote, "Former Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has reportedly passed away. People have nothing but glowing things to say about him Gone way too soon. Rest in peace," to which fans replied sharing their own thoughts and feelings.

"I can’t believe was recently going through my card collection and found his card. Dang really gone too soon always like our RBs always have good ones really fortunate to have been able to play in the NFL hope his family is doing okay despite their loss. Truly missed our LT. RIP," wrote one. "Once a Raven always a Raven  Rest in Peace 34," wrote another.



 

 



 

 



 

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