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#99 Jason Taylor - DL

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Jason Taylor Career NFL Stats 1997-2011
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
233
536
252
788
139.5
8
3
46
29
6

 

 

 

Jason Taylor Childhood

Jason Paul Taylor was born on September 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the son of Georgia and Anthony Taylor. Jason was raised by his mother. Times were tough for Jason and his family. His mother worked tirelessly to provide for her kids, working multiple jobs. However they were homeless at times. Those tough times and the perseverance of his mother molded Jason. He used the same determination and work ethic to defy the odds of being undersized and become one of the best defensive ends during the 2000s. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Taylor High School Stats and Awards

Taylor had an unconventional high school experience. He was home schooled starting in his sophomore year. He still was able to participate in high school football and played for Woodland Hills High School. Taylor was able to play well enough in his lone high school season to receive a scholarship to the University of Akron. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Taylor College Career Stats and Notes

Taylor played for Akron from 1993-96..   He finished his career with 21 sacks, 279 tackles (41 for losses), 3 INTs and 7 fumble recoveries. He was a two-time First Team All-MAC selection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2000, 2002, 2006

2nd Team: 2001

Pro Bowl Selections
2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Defensive Player of the Year Award
2006
Achievements

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

 

Jason Taylor NFL Career Stats and Notes

Taylor was the 73rd pick (3rd round) in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Taylor played his first eleven seasons with the Dolphins. Prior to the 2008 season, Taylor was traded to the Washington Redskins. This started a four year stretch in which Taylor played for a different team each year: Dolphins (2009), New York Jets (2010) and the Dolphins for a third and final time (2011).

Taylor announced towards the end of the 2011 season that he would retire afterwards. In 2017, Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Taylor 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

In 2006, Taylor had one of his best seasons in the NFL. He totaled 62 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 9 forced fumbles and 2 INTs which he took both back for TDs. His monster season earned him NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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