Taylor during warmups prior to game in August 2018.
|No. 5 – Los Angeles Chargers|
|Born:||August 3 1989|
|Listed height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight:||217 lbs (98 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|2011 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|High school:||Hampton (VA)|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180th|
|Roster status: Active|
|* = offseason / practice squad only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Tyrod Di'allo Taylor is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL), who most recently, was the starting quarterback for the NFL's Buffalo Bills. He played college football with Virginia Tech, and was the starting quarterback for the American football from the start of the 2008 college football season through the 2011 Orange Bowl, the final game of the 2010 college football season for Virginia Tech.
Career[edit | edit source]
Tyrod was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and served as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco, including during the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor was signed by the Buffalo Bills as a free agent in 2015, taking over the starting quarterback duties that season. He would make one Pro Bowl appearance (2015) before being traded to the Browns in March 2018.
High school career[edit | edit source]
At Hampton High School, in Hampton, Virginia, Taylor was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. In football, he helped lead the team as a quarterback, while also becoming the team's kick returner and safety. During his four years as starter, he led the team to a 34-4 record. He accumulated 7,690 yards of offense and scored 100 total touchdowns, breaking every passing record of previous Hampton standout Anthony Mastrocola. He passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 touchdowns.
When Taylor graduated from Hampton in 2007, he was rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback at Rivals.com. ESPN.com rated him the No. 3 overall quarterback, while Scout.com said he's the nation's seventh-best passer. Taylor, who is 6'1" and 200 pounds, ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Smith, Brian. "Hampton native, Tyrod Taylor teaching more than football", WVEC. (en-US)
- Wilson, Aaron. "Tyrod Taylor ready to make the most of final preseason start", Baltimore Sun. (en)
- hokiesports.com :: Football :: Tyrod Taylor.
- Past or Present Best Tidewater QB. MSNBC (July 18, 2007). Retrieved on September 11, 2007.
- Stewart, Will. "Tyrod Taylor Commits to the Hokies", Tech Sideline. (en-US)
- Wesseling, Chris (March 9, 2018). Cleveland Browns to trade for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor.
- Gribble, Andrew (March 14, 2018). Browns add veteran presence at QB, acquire Pro Bowler Tyrod Taylor in trade with Bills. ClevelandBrowns.com.