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Michael Taylor

LB

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
RJR
Hometown
Atlanta, Ga.
Weight
233 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Westlake

2013: Played in 11 games and started 10 times at linebacker…Missed the final game due to an injury suffered early in the game against Georgia Southern…Led the team in tackles…According to coaches’ film breakdown, finished the season with 80 tackles, including 6 tackles-for-loss…Won the Rex Farrior Most Team Spirited Award for the defense…Was a captain for four games (UT, LSU, UGA, GSU)…Had a career-high 10 tackles at LSU…Led the team with eight tackles at South Carolina…2012: Appeared in all 13 games for Florida while starting against LSU…Finished ninth on the team in tackles for the season after recording 32 tackles (18 unassisted), including 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sack, to go with one pass break up, one quarterback hurry and one interception (10 yards)…Best game came against Texas A&M after tallying six total tackles, three of which were unassisted, to go with 1.0 sack (9 yards), the first sack of his Gator career…Hauled in the second interception of his career against Kentucky and returned it 10 yards…Had a blocked extra point to go along with three tackles against Louisville in the 2013 Sugar Bowl…2011: Appeared in 12 games (all but Tennessee), making his first career start against Vanderbilt…Recorded 36 tackles on the year, including 4.5 for loss, forced a fumble and had a 30-yard interception return…Earned a Ball Hawk team weekly award after the Kentucky game…Recorded a team-leading seven tackles in his first career start against Vanderbilt…Notched six tackles, two for a loss of five yards, and had a 30-yard interception return at Kentucky…Notched three tackles, one for a loss, in his first career appearance against FAU…2010: Did not see game action and redshirted.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

Ranked a four-star prospect and was the No. 3 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com…Named the White Team MVP in the 2010 Under Armour All-American Game…Finished his junior season with 160 tackles, 20 TFL, eight fumbles caused, five sacks and three fumbles recovered…Earned all-league honors…Chose Florida over LSU, Miami, Stanford, Tennessee and Virginia Tech…Coached by Gregory Minnis.

 

TAYLOR’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 10 (LSU, 2013)

Sacks: 1 (Texas A&M, 2012)

Forced Fumbles: 1 (FSU, 2011)

Interceptions: 1 (2x, last Kentucky, 2012)

 

2011 (12 GP/1 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

FAU - 9/3

2

1

3

1.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

UAB - 9/10

1

0

1

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Tenn - 9/17

DNP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at Kty - 9/24

6

0

6

2.0

0.0

1

0

0

0

#3 Ala - 10/1

1

0

1

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

at #1 LSU - 10/8

2

5

7

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

at #24 Aub - 10/15

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

vs. #22 UGA - 10/29

3

3

6

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*Vandy - 11/5

4

3

7

0.5

0.0

0

0

0

0

at #15 SC - 11/12

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Furman - 11/19

1

0

1

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

FSU - 11/26

3

0

3

1.0

0.0

0

0

0

1

vs. OSU - 1/2/12

1

0

1

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

2011 Totals

24

12

36

4.5

0.0

1

0

0

1

2012 (13 GP/1 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

BGSU - 9/1

1

1

2

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

at TAMU - 9/8

3

3

6

1.0

1.0

0

0

0

0

at #23 Tenn - 9/15

1

3

4

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Kty - 9/22

1

1

2

0.0

0.0

1

0

0

0

*#4 LSU - 10/6

2

3

5

0.5

0.0

0

0

0

0

at Vandy - 10/13

1

1

2

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

#9 SC - 10/20

2

0

2

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

vs. #12 UGA - 10/27

4

0

4

0.0

0.0

0

1

0

0

Mizzou - 11/3

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Louisiana - 11/10

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Jack St - 11/17

2

0

2

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

at #10 FSU - 11/24

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

#21 Louisville 1/2/13

1

2

3

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

2012 Totals

18

14

32

1.5

1.0

1

1

0

0

2013 (11 GP/10 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

*Toledo - 8/31

1

4

5

1.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*at #24 Miami - 9/7

3

0

3

0.0

0.0

0

1

0

0

Tenn - 9/21

2

2

4

0.0

0.0

0

0

1

0

*at Kty - 9/28

4

4

8

1.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*Ark - 10/5

2

3

5

0.5

0.0

0

0

1

0

*at #10 LSU - 10/12

3

7

10

0.5

0.0

0

0

0

0

*at #14 Mizzou - 10/19

4

2

6

0.5

0.0

0

0

0

0

*vs. UGA - 11/2

1

3

4

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*Vandy - 11/9

4

4

8

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*at #11 SC - 11/16

5

3

8

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

*GS - 11/23

1

0

1

0.0

0.0

0

0

1

0

#2 FSU - 11/30

DNP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Totals

30

32

62

3.5

0.0

0

1

3

0

Defensive Stats

Career Totals

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

36 GP/12 GS

72

58

130

9.5

1.0

2

2

3

1

 

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