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Untitled Document Travis Taylor
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Wide Receiver 6-1, 198
1997-99, 3L
Jacksonville (Ribault HS)

A three-time letterwinner who decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft...Played in 28 regular season games with 11 starts for 889 plays...Also played in 1998 Citrus Bowl and started both 1999 Orange Bowl and 2000 Citrus Bowl...72 career receptions for 1,150 yards (16.0 avg.) and 15 TDs...1999 Orange Bowl MVP (seven receptions for 159 yards and two TDs) and UF's offensive MVP in 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl (11 catches for 156 yards and three TDs)...Recipient of UF's Big Play on Offense Award for 1998 season...51 of 72 career receptions went for first downs...1999 - Played in nine of 12 games (missed Kentucky, Alabama and LSU with ankle injury) with eight starts (Western Michigan, Central Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State and SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama) for 440 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Suffered an ankle injury vs. Tennessee in week three and missed the Kentucky Alabama, and LSU games before returning to limited duty vs. Auburn in week 7...34 catches for 463 yards (13.6 avg.) with six TDs...Second on team in touchdown receptions with six...Second on team in receiving yards (463) and in receptions (34)...Second on team in average yards/game (51.4)...24 of his 34 receptions went for first downs...Led Gators in receiving with six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns vs. Western Michigan...Five receptions for 61 yards against Central Florida...Career-high three touchdown catches vs. UCF (15, 1, and 31 yards)...Five receptions for 78 yards (15.6) vs. Tennessee before suffering an ankle injury, which sidelined him for the second half and the next three games (Kentucky, Alabama, LSU)...Returned from injury with two receptions for 22 yards vs. Auburn...Caught 11-yard touchdown pass from Doug Johnson vs. Georgia...Led team in receptions (5) for 56 yards vs. Vanderbilt...Three receptions for 44 yards (14.7 avg.) vs. South Carolina...Five receptions for 64 yards (12.8 avg.) vs. Florida State...Two receptions for 22 yards in SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama...Named UF's offensive MVP in the Citrus Bowl (UF bowl record 11 catches for 156 yards (third-best in UF bowl history) and three TDs, tying UF bowl record)...1998 - Played in all 11 regular season games with three starts (The Citadel, Georgia and Florida State) for 388 plays... Also started Orange Bowl... Named Most Valuable Player of the Orange Bowl (seven catches for 159 yards and two TDs - 51 and 26 yards - vs. Syracuse)... Received UF's Big Play on Offense award...37 receptions for 676 yards (18.3 avg.) and nine TDs... Nine TD catches and 37 catches both ranked second on squad... Caught at least one touchdown pass in eight of 11 games (all but Alabama, Vanderbilt and Florida State)... 27 of 37 catches (73%) this season went for a first down... Four catches for 83 yards and two TDs (12 and 29 yards) vs. The Citadel... Three receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown (65 yards) against Northeast Louisiana... Career-high seven receptions for 83 yards and one TD (8 yards) vs. Tennessee... 29-yard touchdown catch vs. Kentucky... Caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from fellow receiver Travis McGriff against LSU... Three catches for team-high 58 yards and one TD (32 yards) vs. Auburn... Grabbed five passes for 86 yards and one TD (25 yards) vs. Georgia... Five receptions for career-high 106 yards (first 100-yard game of his career) and one TD (34 yards) vs. South Carolina... Also had two carries for 13 yards... Team-high five catches for 57 yards and one rush for six yards vs. Florida State... Named the squad's Most Improved Wide Receiver for spring drills...1997 - Saw action in eight of 11 games (all but Southern Miss, Tennessee and LSU) for 61 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... One reception for 11 yards (vs. Kentucky)... A backup at wide receiver who was one of two true freshmen to play at wide receiver... One catch for 19 yards in Citrus Bowl...Prep - A first-team All-State (4A) selection at wide receiver who garnered prep All-America recognition... Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and was ranked among the nation's Top 10 prep wide receivers by that publication... SuperPrep also ranked him among the state's top 10 overall players, as well as the state's top wide receiver...Caught 46 passes for 811 yards (17.6 avg.) with seven TDs in 1996... Three interceptions as a defensive back... Named to Florida Times-Union Area Super 24 team... Played freshman and sophomore years at Camden County High School in Georgia before moving to Jacksonville for junior and senior seasons... High school coach was Arthur Mallory ...Also visited Georgia Tech...Personal - Born Travis Lamont Taylor on March 30, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida... Married to wifr Rashidah and the couple has one daughter, Tionna...Parents - Cornelious and Helen Taylor... Hobbies include computers and video games... Has visited local children's hospital... Favorite sports personality is Dick Vitale...Major - Commercial Recreation.

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long
1997 1 11 11.0 0 11
1998 37 676 18.3 9 65
1999 34 463 13.6 6 39
Totals 72 1,150 16.0 15 65

CAREER HIGHS
Pass Receptions: 7, vs. Tennessee (9/19/98)
Receiving Yards: 106, vs. South Carolina (11/14/98)
Longest Reception: 65 (TD), vs. Northeast Louisiana (9/12/98)
TD Receptions: 3, vs. Central Florida (9/19/98)
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