Position
Safety
Height
6'3
Weight
204 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Franklinton, La.
High School
Franklinton HS

CAREER
Played in 50 games with 22 starts during his career at LSU … Drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers … Two-year starter at safety for the Tigers … Finished collegiate career with 112 tackles, two sacks and five interceptions … His younger brothers – Jhyryn and Brandon – are also members of the LSU football team … All three of the Taylor brothers were on the 2008 LSU football team … Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with nine starts … Recorded 43 tackles and one sack for an 11-yard loss … Added two interceptions and one fumble recovery … Had best game of season in road win over South Carolina with seven tackles, one sack for an 11-yard loss and an interception … Had six tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Ole Miss … Had six tackles in SEC win over Mississippi State … Intercepted a pass and broke up another pass to go with two tackles in non-conference win over North Texas.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Replaced four-year starter and NFL first-round draft pick LaRon Landry as the Tigers’ starting free safety … Finished the year with 54 tackles, including one for a loss and a sack … Played in all 14 games with 13 career starts … Broke up six passes, picked off three others, recovered a fumble and registered a quarterback hurry … Delivered a game-clinching interception late in the fourth quarter of the 2008 BCS National Championship Game versus Ohio State that set up a score … Added five tackles against the Buckeyes … Registered a career-high eight tackles and a PBU in the Tigers’ win over Florida … Matched that tackle total, picked off a pass, broke up another and had a quarterback hurry against Ole Miss … Recovered the fumble that set up the game-winning score against Alabama … Intercepted the first pass of his career against Mississippi State … Had three tackles, including his first sack and TFL, against Virginia Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Played in 12 of the Tigers’ 13 games, all in a reserve roll … Was credited with 12 tackles and a pass breakup … Was responsible for a career-high four tackles in LSU’s victory over Arizona.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played in 11 games, all in a reserve roll … Saw most of his action on special teams … Had three tackles and one pass breakup to his credit … Recorded two tackles vs. Tennessee and broke up a pass against Ole Miss.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the state’s most underrated players in 2003 … A versatile, all-around athlete who played safety, quarterback and wide receiver during his prep career … Made the move from quarterback to wide receiver midway through his junior year … Racked up 562 yards with 28 catches and six touchdowns as a senior … Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list … All-district selection who helped the Demons to a 7-5 record and a state regional appearance in 2003 … One of the highest recruited players to ever come out of Franklinton … Coached by Shane Smith.

PERSONAL
Full name is Curtis Trishton Taylor … Born July 13, 1985, in Bogalusa … Parents are Curtis, Jr., and Annette Taylor … Has eight brothers and sisters – Tiffany, Stephanie, Shawana, Timirria, Jhyryn, Britney, Brandon, and Colby … Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles: 
8, twice
Tackles for loss: 1, twice
Sacks: 1, twice
Interceptions: 1, five times

TAYLOR’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2004

Redshirt Season

2005

11-0
2
1
3
0-0
0-0
1
0
0
0
0

2006

12-0
2
10
12
0-0
0-0
1
0
0
0
0

2007

14-13
34
20
54
1.0-6
1.0-6
6
1
3-26
0
0

2008

13-9

24

19

43

1.0-11

1.0-11

1

1

2-37

0

1-0

Totals

50-22
62
50
112
2.0-17
2.0-17
9
2
5-63
0
1-0

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