23 Joshua Taylor
Joshua  Taylor


Corona, Calif.

High School:
Santiago HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 176




• Fourth-Team Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason All-WAC (2008)

Quickly: Tabbed to Phil Steele's College Preview fourth-team preseason all-WAC list... Enters the fall slated as backup at right cornerback, but is expected to see significant playing time... Provides veteran leadership and experience to the Aggies' defensive backfield... Signed along with his twin brother Caleb in 2005. 2007 (Jr.): Made eight starts in playing all 12 games... Registered 42 tackles (28 solo, 14 assists), ranking seventh on team... Second on squad with six pass break-ups, trailing only his brother, Caleb, with seven... Also had one interception, which came against Louisiana Tech... Logged career-best seven tackles at Utah... Also had six stops against Boise State... He and his brother had a pass break-up in the same game three times, at Wyoming, against Nevada and at Idaho. 2006 (So.): Started the Utah game when the Aggies opened in the nickel package... Saw time as a reserve cornerback... Did not play against San Jose State... Had 17 tackles on the season... Broke up a pass at Arkansas and against Hawai'i... Best tackle games were five at Arkansas and four against Utah. 2005 (Fr.): Did not play in the first six games, but came on in a reserve role at Alabama and recorded four tackles in his first collegiate game... Started the last four games of the season in place of the injured Marquise Charles... Finished the year with 21 tackles in just five games, including a season-best six against Hawai'i, while recording five against Nevada the next week... Recorded his first career interception against Hawai'i, while also breaking up two passes in that game as well. High School: Played quarterback and safety in high school... Was a two-time all-league selection... As a quarterback he rushed for 1,100 yards and passed for 1,300 yards his senior year. Personal: Born March 14, 1986 in Baton Rouge, La... Son of Doretha Taylor... Legal guardians are Rodney and Patricia Strong... Majoring in journalism... Likes spending time with family and friends and watching ESPN... From same hometown and high school as USU teammate LB Jason Moore and his brother, Caleb.

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