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Encyclopedia > Fred Taylor (American football)
Fred Taylor
Jacksonville JaguarsNo. 28
Running back
Date of Birth: January 27, 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 31)
Place of Birth: Pahokee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
National Football League Debut
1998 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 11/11/2007 - Becomes 21st Player in NFL History To Reach 10,000 Career Rushing Yards
Career History
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976, in Pahokee, Florida) is a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pahokee is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pahokee is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

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High school career

Taylor attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida and won an All-League honors in football as a running back. Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. ...


Collegiate career

Fred Taylor starred in college from 1994-1997 at the University of Florida, where he was the school's most productive running back since Errict Rhett. In Taylor's junior year, he rushed for two touchdowns in the team's 1996 National Championship victory over Florida State. And, despite playing in Steve Spurrier's heavily pass-oriented offense, Taylor was able to establish himself as one of the country's elite running backs, rushing for 1292 yards his senior year. The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Errict Undra Rhett (born December 11, 1970 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1994 NFL Draft. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... Florida State University Seal Florida State University is a public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, known for its programs in fine arts, education, public administration & policy, information studies, international affairs, music, criminology, and nursing. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ...


Professional career

Fred Taylor was drafted ninth overall in the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first of two picks they acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in exchange for quarterback Rob Johnson. Taylor developed into one of the NFL’s top backs in his rookie season, leading all rookies in rushing with 1223 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns. City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ...


Taylor fell on hard times early in his professional career as a rash of injuries caused him to miss 23 out of a potential 48 games from 1999 to 2001. Fans and media were highly critical of Taylor's tendency to get injured, questioning his toughness and donning him the moniker "Fragile Fred", and "Glass Taylor" which deeply upset him, as he would later admit. Fans grew especially frustrated with Taylor in 2001 after his season ended in week 2 with a torn groin muscle. Despite knowing that Taylor's season was over, former Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin listed him on the injury report as "questionable" every game for the remainder of the season, adding credence in the minds of fans to their doubts about Taylor's toughness. He still has not completely rid himself of the stigma and the nickname. It was also revealed following the 2001 season that Taylor's agent William "Tank" Black had stolen between $12 million and $14 million from players whom he had represented, the majority of which were University of Florida alumni, and that Black had laundered nearly all of Taylor's $5 million signing bonus, the only guaranteed money in his rookie contract.[1] [2] [3] [4] This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ...


Taylor would recover to play the entire 2002 and 2003 seasons and miss only the final 2 games of the 2004 season, rushing for over 1200 yards each year. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite the injury problems, Taylor has enjoyed an illustrious career as one of the NFL's premier running backs. He is the only 1,000-yard rusher in Jaguars history (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006). In 1998 he set 29 team records and now holds over 30 team records. His 14 rushing touchdowns in 1998 ranks third all-time in NFL history for a rookie running back, and his 17 total touchdowns also qualifies for third-most by a rookie, tying him with Randy Moss. In 1999 Taylor set the NFL postseason record for the longest touchdown run (90 yards). The following year, despite being hobbled early in the season, Taylor recorded nine consecutive 100-yard games, which is the third-longest streak ever, only behind Barry Sanders' and Marcus Allen's respective streaks of 14 and 11. On November 12, 2000 Taylor rushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the time it was the 12th-most yards in a single game in NFL history, and it remains the most ever at Three Rivers Stadium. Taylor became the 22nd player in NFL history with 9000 career rushing yards during the Jaguars game against the Tennessee Titans on November 5, 2006. His 4.6 career yards per carry average ranks 5th all-time, behind only Jim Brown, Sanders, O.J. Simpson, and Tiki Barber, and his 85.5 rushing yards per game average is 6th all-time. Ahead of him are Brown (104.3), Sanders (99.8), Edgerrin James (92.9), Roger Craig (90.8) and Walter Payton (88.0). Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...


Yet despite his accomplishments on the field, his candidacy for the NFL Hall of Fame following his career will likely be marred by his "Fragile" reputation and his having never been selected to the Pro Bowl, which is likely due to playing his entire career for one of the league's smallest market teams. Of the 47 players to rush for 7,000 yards, he is the only one to never make a pro bowl. NFL redirects here. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


On November 11, 2007, after weeks of waiting, Fred Taylor became one of the elite running backs in NFL history by becoming the twenty-first player in National Football League history to reach the milestone of 10,000 career rushing yards. He did so in Nashville, Tennessee against the Jaguars' rival Titans on a 15 yard carry up the middle of the field on his third carry of the game.


On March 1, 2007 Taylor inked a contract extension to keep him in Jacksonville through 2010, which he plans to be the year he retires. The contract is the fifth highest in the league at his position. He is currently the Jaguars starting running back. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On November 11, 2007 Taylor became the 21st person to get 10,000 yards rushing from scrimmage against the Tennessee Titans.


Trivia

Taylor is the second cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes. Steelers redirects here. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Santonio Holmes, Jr. ...


References

  1. ^ Suit filed against former agent claims millions in losses
  2. ^ Fred Taylor: Agent Black 'robbed everybody blind'
  3. ^ Taylor, others lost up to $14 million
  4. ^ Sports agent Tank Black convicted of defrauding NFL players

External links

  • Current Stats
  • More Current Stats
  • 10,000 yard time line
Preceded by
Natrone Means
Jacksonville Jaguars Starting Running Backs
1998-current
Succeeded by
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