Former Nittany Lion running for Gloucester County freeholder seat

    Adam Taliaferro is trying to make a name for himself as a Gloucester County freeholder. A decade ago, he made a name for himself as a Penn State football player.

    Taliaferro, now running for the Glouco freeholder seat, was paralyzed in 2000 when he suffered a spinal cord injury during a game. The 29-year-old recovered his ability to walk, despite doctors’ concerns. A Voorhees native, Taliaferro got his law degree from Rutgers-Camden and is now on the Democratic ticket for the freeholder position, replacing retiring William Wallace.

    Taliaferro practices employment law and litigation with Duane Morris and heads a foundation that supports student athletes with head and spine injuries.

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