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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


2015 (SR) Played in all 13 games with three starts… Finished the season with 17 tackles (7-solo, 10-assist)… Had a career-high four tackles at Utah (9/11)… Added three stops against then-No. 21 Boise State (10/16)… Had two tackles against Colorado State (10/3), Fresno State (10/10) and Nevada (11/21)… Recorded at least one tackle in nine games during the season.

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... Will graduate from Utah State in the spring of 2016 with a degree in exercise science.

DEFENSE G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2014 (Jr.) 14/0 3-5-8 0.5-3 0.5-3 0-0 0 0 0
2015 (Sr.) 13/3 7-10-17 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TOTAL 27/3 10-15-25 0.5-3 0.5-3 0-0 0 0 0

CAREER HIGHS - Tackles: 4, at Utah (9/11/15); TFL: 0.5, vs. UTEP (12/20/14)  Sacks: 0.5, vs. UTEP (12/20/14); QBH: 2, vs. Wake Forest (9/13/14).

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