Coastal’s Taliaferro selected to play in 65th Senior Bowl

ccufoot-taliaferroCoastal Carolina All-American running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has accepted an invitation to play in the 65th Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl.

One of the nation’s most prestigious collegiate all-star games, the Senior Bowl will be played Jan. 25 (Saturday) at 2 pm in Mobile, Ala., at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and telecast on the NFL Network.

Taliaferro (Yorktown, Va./Bruton HS/Lackawanna (Pa.) JC) will become the second Chanticleer and third Big South football player to play in the game, joining Liberty’s Rashad Jennings in 2009 – former seventh-round NFL draft pick and current Oakland Raider – and Coastal Carolina’s Josh Norman in 2012 – former fifth-round NFL draft pick and current Carolina Panther.

Taliaferro was a Walter Payton Award Finalist, a second team FCS All-America (Associated Press and The Sports Network) and the 2013 Big South Offensive Player of the Year – earning the league’s Offensive Player of the Week honors a record-tying five times.

His play helped Coastal Carolina post a 12-3 record, win a second-straight Big South Championship, reach the NCAA Division I Championship quarterfinal and finish seventh in the final FCS polls.

In addition, Taliaferro set numerous Big South and Coastal Carolina single-season rushing records while ranking among FCS top offensive players and helping the Chanticleer offense set numerous records and rank among the nation’s best in 2013.

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