Fresno State: Had a breakout year last season, establishing himself as one of the top cover men in the WAC ... is part of a young and promising cornerbacks corps that was one of the toughest in the nation to throw on in 2004 ... has a flair for making big plays and has returned three INTs for touchdowns in his career, a program record ... reads plays very well and should be the leader of what is expected to be a deep secondary.
(2004) Started all 12 games ... a second-team All-WAC honoree ... made 61 tackles, the fourth-most on the team ... also recorded three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns ... had two tackles for loss ... his five pass breakups ranked second on the team ... had an 100-yard interception return against Rice for a TD and another 75 yards in length for another score in the season opener at Washington ... his 205 return yards on the year was a program record ... is within shouting distance of the career record of 340, set by Rob Webster (1984-87) ... his career interception return average is 47.5, the best ever by a Bulldog ... had a season-high nine tackles against Washington. (2003) Played in 12 games, starting three ... finished the year with 37 tackles, including 27 solo ... had three interceptions, tied for most on the team ... in his first game as a Bulldog, he picked off a Casey Clausen pass and returned it for a touchdown, accounting for Fresno State's only score in the game ... also had picks against Oregon State and Nevada ... his lone tackle for loss on the year came against Portland State, a game in which he recorded a six tackles ... recovered a fumble at UTEP ... broke up a team-high six passes. (2002) Redshirted ... honored at the Kiwanis Torch of Excellence dinner ... was named Fresno State's Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.
High School: Rated as the 63rd-best prospect in the West by Superprep Magazine ... ran a 4.4 40-yard dash ... made 62 tackles and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown ... told Superprep just before his signing, "I've always wanted to go [to Fresno State]."
Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1984 ... parents' names are Cynthia and Marcus Taylor ... has a brother, Alvin, who is a running back for UNLV, and a sister, Laquita ... his uncle, Arthur Warren, played for the Bulldogs in 1992 ... a high school teammate of current Bulldog, Dwayne Andrews ... favorite athlete is Emmitt Smith.
Career Statistics Year GP-S UT AT TT TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int-Yds 2002 Redshirted 2003 13-3 27 10 37 1-3 0-0 3-83 2004 12-12 46 15 61 2-9 0-0 3-205 Totals 25-15 73 25 98 3-12 0-0 6-288