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Taliaferro honored as hometown hero

Published: May 21, 2007

2007052201It’s been a long, steady climb for Adam Taliaferro since that fateful September day in 2000 on the football field at Ohio State University left him paralyzed.

The former Eastern High School star — who was a freshman at Penn State when the injury occurred — overcame the odds and fought his way back to walk upright once again.

On Monday evening, right across the road from Eastern, Taliaferro, 25, was honored as Applebee’s Hometown Hero. The same Applebee’s he has frequented so many times over the years now has two framed Taliaferro jerseys and other memorabilia, such as a Penn State playing card and photos of Taliaferro, displayed on its walls.