Lorenzo Taliaferro was an American football player. The former Baltimore Ravens player died of a heart attack at the age of 28 in Virginia. Before being drafted into the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, Taliaferro played college football at Coastal California.
During his time with the Ravens, Taliaferro was named the “Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year” and was also the finalist of the Walter Payton Award. He played three seasons for the Ravens in the NFL, with 229 yards and five touchdowns. Fans and players mourned the death of Taliaferro and paid tributes to him on social media.
Lorenzo Taliaferro Net Worth is around $1 Million
According to Meaww, Taliaferro had an estimated net worth of $1 Million. During his career as a professional football player and athlete, he earned a lot of praise and acclaim. The NFL’s salary ranged from $400,000 to $600,000 and with his four-year contract with the Ravens, Taliaferro earned $2,520,584, with a signing bonus of $300,584 and an average salary of $630,146. Over The Cap revealed in 2014 that he earned his highest payment of $706,819.
Taliaferro was picked in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Due to an injury, he was played on reserve in December 2014. During his rookie season, Taliaferro had 68 carries for 282 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns in just 13 games.
He returned in 2015, beginning the season as the third-string running back. He was placed on reserve after a foot injury nagged him all season. He finished the season with 13 carries for 47 years and 1 touchdown in 3 games. In his 2016 season, Taliaferro had 4 touches and 3 catches for 10 years, before being placed on injured reserve once again. For the 2018 season, Taliaferro signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. But he was released from the team in June 2020, after making several tackles in defensive and receiving no offensive touches.
Football Players And Fans Mourn the Death Of Lorenzo Taliaferro
The former Baltimore Ravens running back, Taliaferro, died in Williamsburg, Virginia at the age of 28 after suffering a heart attack. The County Sheriff confirmed the news of his death, but no news was provided on the cause of the death.
The Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook,
“Earlier today, December 16, 2020, at approximately 3:07 pm Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Windsor Lane for a call of someone needing medical attention. Medics also arrived and transported the patient to a local hospital where he later passed away. Lorenzo Taliaferro was 28 years old. We cannot release any medical information. Our sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family and friends”.
After the news of his death was confirmed, fans and players began paying tribute to this talented star. “RIP Zo. For anyone who didn’t know what kind of a man Lorenzo Taliaferro was, this was an email I sent the @Ravens back in 2014 about a great deed he performed for a group of stranded @CCUChanticleers parents just looking to get to their kids,” one member of the Coastal Carolina, Brandon Taylor tweeted. “Zo was a hero to so many and always proud to be a Bruton Panther. Always humble and made time for the kids who looked up to him so much! Heartbroken,” tweeted Shannon Butler.