52 John Taylor
John  Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colton, Calif.

High School:
Colton

Last College:
Riverside CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 275

Position:
DE

Experience:
1L


UTAH STATE: A strong player with a high motor and is really good off the edge as a pass rusher.

2014 (JR): Played in all 14 games and finished the season with nine tackles (3-solo, 6-assist), which included 0.5 sacks... Also had four quarterback hurries during the year to rank tied for fifth on the team, including a season-high two against Wake Forest (9/13)... Had a season-high two tackles at Arkansas State (9/20), and one tackle in seven other games... His sack came against UTEP (12/20) in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) all-Central Conference second-team honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a defensive end as he recorded 37 total tackles (23-solo, 14-assist) as a sophomore at Riverside City College... Also led the team with 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two fumble recoveries... Helped Riverside CC to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the SCFA Championship game... Posted at least four tackles in six games during the season and had a tackle for loss in nine games... Recorded 12 tackles (7-solo, 5-assist) during his freshman season at Riverside CC as he had 3.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks to go along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and all-Sunkist League honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman during his junior and senior seasons at Colton (Calif.) High School... Recorded 60 total tackles (37-solo, 23-assist) and 14.5 sacks as a prep senior... Had 53 total tackles (34-solo, 19-assist) and 9.0 sacks during his junior season, and 27 total tackles (17-solo, 10-assist) and 3.0 sacks as a sophomore... Recorded six fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks during his prep career, to go along with one touchdown and one forced safety... Helped his team to a CIF championship in 2010.

PERSONAL: One of three sons of Chris and Patty Taylor... Attended the same junior college as current redshirt junior defensive end Edmund Faimalo... Majoring in exercise science.

DEFENSE G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2014 (Jr.) 14/0 3-5-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TOTAL 14/0 3-5-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0
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