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6 Taylor Jacobs
  • Wide Receiver
  • 6-0, 200
  • Monticello (Florida A&M HS)
  • 1999-2002, 4L

Drafted in the second round by the Washington Redskins with the 44nd overall choice in the 2003 NFL Draft.

CAREER: Played in 44 games with 18 starts for 1,397 plays and also played in the 2000 Citrus Bowl and the 2001 Sugar Bowl and started the 2002 Orange Bowl...Ranks eighth in school history with 133 career receptions and ninth with 2,097 career receiving yards...Averaged 15.7 yards per catch with 133 receptions for 2,097 yards and 16 touchdowns...Named MVP of the 2002 Orange Bowl...Qualified for the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 200-meter dash with the eighth fastest time in UF history.

2002: Florida's and the SEC's most productive receiver...Started all 11 games he played in and led the receivers with 699 plays...Missed the Vanderbilt and South Carolina game with a knee injury...One of 10 semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award...First-Team All-SEC...Selected to play in the Senior Bowl and the Hula Bowl...His 6.45 catches per game ranks second in school history, behind Carlos Alverez's 8.8 catches per game in 1969...Finished with a record 71 receptions by a senior, a total that ranks third overall in school history...Ranks fifth in UF history with 98.9 receiving yards per game and seventh with 1,088 receiving yards in a season... Led the SEC and UF in receiving yards per game (98.9) and receptions per game (6.45)...School record-breaking 246 yards receiving vs. UAB is seventh best in SEC history...Set a Gator game record, averaging 30.75 yards per catch (min. 8 receptions) vs. UAB...Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after season-opener vs. UAB...One of eight UF players to have consecutive 100-yard receiving games (TN, KY in 2002) in school history... Tied for third in UF history with combined catches in two consecutive games (21) and ranks fourth with yards combined in two consecutive games (324) vs. Tennessee and Kentucky...Became UF's fourth receiver in school history to catch his 50th pass of the season by his eighth game... Had three of the SEC's top six best receiving performances...Caught six passes for 20 yards or more vs. UAB, including two passes for over 50 yards (59 yards, 51 yards)...His 71 catches were more than he caught in his UF career entering the season...His 1,088 yards in 2002 was more than half his career total...Had four 100-yard receiving games (UAB, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn)...Named a UF game captain the weeks of the Ole Miss and FSU games...Had eight receptions for 246 yards and two touchdowns vs. UAB. Caught a 59 yard pass from Grossman vs. UAB...Set a career-high 12 catches vs. Kentucky, tied for third best all-time in UF history...Nine of 12 catches came in the first half... With 12 receptions, tied for second in the SEC (with teammate Carlos Perez) with most catches in a game...Caught the winning 25-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman in overtime vs. Auburn...Injured knee in opening drive vs. Georgia and missed the Vanderbilt and South Carolina games...Returned vs. FSU to catch seven passes for 95 yards...Recipient of UF's "Most Outstanding Wide Receiver" Award at the conclusion of the season...

2001: One of the squad's top three receivers...Played in all 11 regular season games with two starts (LSU and Georgia) for 411 plays and also started in the Orange Bowl...38 catches on the season for 712 yards (18.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns...18.7 avg. per catch led the squad (min. 30 catches)...Ranked ninth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (64.7 yards per game)...Caught at least one TD in six of 11 regular season games (Marshall, Kentucky, Miss. St., LSU, Vanderbilt and Florida State)...Had five catches of 45 or more yards during the regular season...Caught 64-yard reception in season opener vs. Marshall, the longest reception of his career...Caught five passes for 98 yards vs. UL-Monroe...Three pass receptions for 95 yards, including a 60-yard TD catch vs. Miss. St...Career high in catches (6), receiving yards (105) and touchdowns (2) vs. Vanderbilt...Five receptions for 74 yards and a TD vs. Florida State...MVP of Orange Bowl with an Orange Bowl and UF bowl game record 10 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns vs. Maryland...Won UF's post-season award for "Big Plays on Offense".

2000: Played a top role in the wide receiver rotation...Played in all 12 regular season games with five starts (Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi State, LSU and South Carolina) for 304 plays...Also appeared in the Sugar Bowl...Named to Biletnikoff Award "Watch List" (nation's top wide receiver)...Suffered a sprained ankle midway through spring drills and missed the final two weeks of practice...Received the squad's Most Improved Wide Receiver Award at conclusion of spring drills...17 catches for 198 yards (11.6 average) and two TDs on the year...Sixth on receiving chart in receptions (17) and fifth in receiving yards (198)...Led Gator receivers with four receptions for 42 yards in season opener vs. Ball State...Two receptions for 26 yards and his first career touchdown vs. Middle Tennessee...One reception for nine yards and rushed for four yards and a TD of the year vs. Vanderbilt...Two catches for 18 yards in the Sugar Bowl.

1999: The only true freshman wide receiver to play...Played in 10 of 12 games (all but Tennessee and Alabama in regular season) for 76 plays...Also played in Citrus Bowl...Seven receptions for 99 yards (14.1 avg.)...Made one reception for 10 yards in career debut vs. Western Michigan...Two catches for 23 yards vs. Kentucky...Two catches for career-high 48 yards vs. Florida State.

PREP: One of the state's top wide receiver prospects who gained All-American recognition...Named to PrepStar's All-America Team and that publication ranked him the top dozen wide receiver prospects in the SEC region...Named to PrepStar's All- SEC Regional Team...Named his district's MVP in '98 and was also a first-team All-State (2A) selection for the '98 season...Caught 33 passes for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior and then played wide receiver (37 catches for 685 yards and six touchdowns) and quarterback in 1998 (rushed for 362 yards)...Also lettered in baseball and track...High school coach was his father, Harry Jacobs...Also visited Auburn, Clemson and Florida State.

PERSONAL: Born Taylor Houser Jacobs on May 30, 1981 in Tallahassee, Florida... Played for his father, Harry, at FAMU High School...Father was a standout running back at South Carolina State... Mother attended Florida State and currently teaches fifth graders in Tallahassee...Grew up on a farm outside of Tallahassee with horses, dogs and a lake...Models his game after former Florida WR Ike Hilliard...Wanted to attend UF because of wide receiver coach Dwayne Dixon...Was a top shortstop/centerfield prospect in high school, and in 10th grade his fastball was clocked at 92mph...Inspired by his brother, Evan, who has Down Syndrome and is a die-hard FSU fan... Parents: Harry and Sandy Jacobs...

Major: Humanities and Letters.

1999 7 99 14.1 0 39
2000 17 198 11.6 1 25
2001 38 712 18.7 7 64
2002 71 1,088 15.3 8 59
Totals 133 2,097 15.7 16 64
2000 3 11 3.7 1 8
2001 4 29 7.3 0 21
2002 3 43 14.3 0 23
Totals 10 83 8.3 1 23

Receptions: 12 (Kentucky, 2002)
Receiving Yards: 246 (UAB, 2002)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (four times, last vs. Kentucky, 2002)

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