|High School:||Lincoln Hall|
|Previous College:||Alfred State|
2011 (Junior) | Game-By-Game Stats
Played in 10 games and started one contest...started against South Dakota State...credited with 23 total tackles, including 18 solo stops...posted 10 tackles on kickoff coverage...had a season-high six tackles (all solos) in win over Valparaiso...had four solo tackles and returned an interception 42 yards against Saint Francis (Pa.)...also had four stop against Western Illinois (two solos, two assists)...credited with three tackles at Indiana State (two solos, one assist)...had lone tackle for loss against the Sycamores...stopped Walter Payton Award finalist Shakir Bell for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter...had single tackles at Michigan State, at UNI, at North Dakota State and against Missouri State...earned his first letter.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Second-Team All-NJCAA selection...first-team All-Northeast Football Conference pick...as a sophomore, led the Pioneers with 63 tackles in 10 games...had 36 solos stops, five interceptions and four tackles for losses...returned 19 kicks (punts and kickoffs) for 379 yards and two touchdowns...on offense, rushed for 140 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns...named NFC and NJCAA special teams player of the week against Apprentice...returned the opening kickoff of the second half 86 yards and had 97 return yards for the game...also had five tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in the game...recorded 52 tackles (32 solo), one sack, and picked off three passes, returning one 85 yards for a score, as a freshman...rushed for 250 yards and three scores and passed for 423 yards and four scores...coach was Mick Caba.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout quarterback and linebacker at Lincoln Hall...earned all-state honors in both football and basketball...set a school record for touchdowns in a season...was a third-team NYSSWA all-state Class C selection in football...coach was Terence Smith...was a second-team Class B all-state pick by the New York Sportswriters Association...led the United's basketball team to a Section 1 Class B championship during the 2008-09 season...was a two-time student of the year.
PERSONAL: Parents are Celinda and Henry Taylor...has five sisters and two brothers...birthday is Oct. 6...major is general studies.