UPDATE: Lorenzo Taliaferro, former player for the Baltimore Ravens, dead at 28

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Lorenzo Taliaferro (WYDaily/Courtesy of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

Former fullback for the Baltimore Ravens and resident of York County, Lorenzo Taliaferro, died today at the age of 28.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lorenzo Taliaferro. 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,” John Harbaugh, head coach for the Baltimore Ravens said in a statement released on the teams’ Twitter.

Taliaferro played for the Ravens from 2014 to 2017. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft and spent three seasons in Baltimore, totaling 339 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

When he was a student at Bruton High School, Taliaferro helped the football team to the Group AA Division 3 state final as a two-way player. He later attended Coastal Carolina, where he was the Football Championship Subdivision All-American before being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

Taliaferro was pronounced dead at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital, according to Shelley Ward, spokeswoman for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

A statement about the cause of his death would not be released, but according to a statement from Bruce Cunningham, Sports Director WBFF-TV, a family friend said Taliaferro died of a heart attack.

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