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TAYLOR JACOBS
  • Sprints
  • 6-1/185
  • Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
  • Tallahassee, Fla. (Florida A&M HS)
  • BD: 5/30/81 (Tallahassee, Fla.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 1

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m: 6.38 - 2001 Fast Times Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
60m: 6.88 - 2002 Adidas Invitational, Lincoln, Neb.
200m: 21.06- 2002 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

OUTDOOR
100m: 10.44 - 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
200m: 20.59 -- 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss

HONORS: (One-Time All-American) 2002 NCAA All-American-200m

2002 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 6.38 (55m), 6.88 (60m), 10.44 (100m) and 20.59 (200m)... Competed in 13 meets (six indoors, seven outdoors)... 13thin the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships 200m, did not advance, eighth American citizen... Ran to a fifth place finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational 100m dash, 10.51 in the finals... Personal best of 10.44 in the preliminaries of the 100m at the SEC Championships, ninth in the finals... NCAA Qualifier and fifth in the SEC Championships 200m with a time of 20.59... Ran the anchor leg of the provisional qualifying 4x100m relay team at the SEC Championships... Won the Texas Invitational 200m in a provisional qualifying time of 20.78... Ran 20.98 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships 200m, disqualified for running on lane line... Improved provisional qualifying status for the NCAA Championships at the Fast Times Qualifier with a 21.31 clocking ... Eighth at the SEC Championships prelims with a 21.09, 13th in the nation, seventh all-time at Florida, NCAA qualifier, ninth in the finals... Tied personal best in the 55m dash with a 6.38 at the Gator Invitational.

2002 WINS (1): (o) Texas Invitational 200m, 20.78

2001 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 6.38 (55m), 7.06 (60m) and 21.59 (200m)... Competed in five meets (all indoors)... Set a personal best of 6.38 in the 55m at the Nike Fast Times Meet... Finished 14th in a personal best time of 21.59 in the preliminaries of the 200m at the SEC Indoor Championships, did not advance.

2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 6.45 (55m), 7.06 (60m) and 22.22 (200m) (22.00 oversize)... Competed in six meets (all Indoor)... 21st in the preliminaries of the SEC Indoor Championships 60m, 7.06

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Holds FAMU High and District records in the 100m (10.5)... Most Valuable Player in Track (as well as football and baseball.

PREP BESTS: 100m: 10.05.

FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has 62 career catches for 1,009 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns... Played in all 12 games in 2001 with three starts (LSU, Georgia and Maryland in the FedEx Orange Bowl)... 38 catches for 712 yards and seven TDs in 2001... The 712 receiving yards and seven TDs ranked third on the team... MVP of the 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl, making 10 catches for 170 yards (UF bowl game record) and two TDs... Ranked ninth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (64.7)... Led UF with a 18.7 average yards per reception...UF's only true freshman to play at wide receiver in 1999.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Father, Harry Jacobs, is the dean of students and Taylor's football coach at FAMU High... Lettered in football, baseball and track at FAMU High... All Big-Bend and all-state in 1998-99 and all Big-Bend in 1997-98 seasons... Also considered Clemson, Florida State and Auburn... Walked-on to the track team prior to the beginning of the season... Born Taylor Houser Jacobs on May 30, 1981 in Tallahassee, Fla... Parents are Harry and Sandy Jacobs...Has a sister Twanda Durant and a brother Evan Jacobs.

MAJOR: Astronomy.


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