Zina Taliaferro Wiki – Biography of Zina Taliaferro
Zina Taliaferro is the mother of Lorenzo Taliaferro. She was a football fullback. He played college football for Coastal Carolina and was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Taliaferro attended Lackawanna College on a scholarship until she received a soccer scholarship for Coastal Carolina. Taliaferro finished eleventh in voting for the 2013 Walter Payton Award.
Taliaferro was selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 138th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. On September 21, 2014, Taliaferro had the first touches of his NFL career rushing 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in a win. week 3 over the Cleveland Browns. Taliaferro had his first multi-run touchdown game against the Cincinnati Bengals with 2 touchdowns. He was placed on injured reserve on December 16, 2014, ending his rookie season. He finished his rookie season with 68 carries for 282 yards (4.3 yards per attempt) and 4 rushing touchdowns in 13 games. He also had 8 receptions for 114 yards and returned a kickoff for 15 yards.
Taliaferro returned in 2015 and would start the season as the third running back behind veteran Justin Forsett and rookie Javorius Allen. On October 14, 2015, Taliaferro was added to the season-ending reserve / injury after a pesky foot injury plagued him throughout the season. After playing Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he finished his season with 13 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown in 3 games. He also caught 5 passes for 29 yards
On August 30, 2016, Taliaferro was placed on the puppy list to begin the 2016 season. He was activated from the puppy list on October 22, 2016. He was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2016. He had just four touches: a rush without yards and three receptions for 10 yards.
On September 1, 2017, the Ravens gave up Taliaferro during the final roster cuts.
On February 14, 2018, it was reported that Taliaferro would be participating in The Spring League in 2018.
Taliaferro signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League for the 2018 season. After making several tackles as a defensive player and not receiving offensive touches during the preseason, Taliaferro was released by Hamilton on June 6.