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Position
Tight End
Height
6'7
Weight
250
Class
Junior
Hometown
Grand Junction, Colo.
High School
Central HS
Experience
2L

2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Enters third season with the Tigers in 2022 … Returning starter at tight end … Natural pass-catcher … Becoming more adept to the physicality of the SEC … Has gotten bigger and stronger each year in the program … Showed tremendous growth and development during the spring under first year coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock … Creates mismatches in the passing game with his ability to stretch the field vertically … 19 career appearances with 5 starts … 12 career receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown … Member of the 2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll …Majoring in General Business.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021)
Played in 12 games, starting 3 times …Starts came against McNeese, at Kentucky and Louisiana-Monroe … Scored first collegiate touchdown on a 41-yard reception in win over Mississippi State … The 41-yard catch was longest of his career … Had career-best 4 receptions for 22 yards in win over McNeese … Added a 5-yard catch against Arkansas … Finished season with 6 receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2020)
Played in seven games, starting twice … Caught six passes for 36 yards … Biggest catch of career thus far was a 4-yard reception on third-and-10 in fourth quarter in win over Florida … On that play, his cleat came off and Florida defender tossed it down field, resulting in an unsportsmanlike penalty … The result was a first down, which extended LSU’s game-winning drive … Had three receptions for 11 yards vs. Florida and followed that with two catches, including a 20-yarder, the following week in win over Ole Miss … First career catch came against Texas A&M.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation’s top tight end prospects in the Class of 2020 … Outstanding all-around player from Grand Junction, Colorado … Listed as the nation’s 10th-best tight end by 247Sports and the No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Colorado … Rated four-stars by Rivals … Hauled in 25 catches for 331 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2019 … As a junior, caught 29 passes for 510 yards and eight TDs … Caught 18 passes for 243 yards and a pair of TDs as a sophomore … Totaled 1,084 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns during his high school career … First Colorado native to sign with LSU since Philip Loadholt (Fountain, Colorado) in 2006 … Becomes first Colorado prep player to sign directly with LSU as far as records indicate (at least 1970) … Loadholt signed with LSU from Garden City (Kansas) Community College … Coached by Brandon Milholland … Enrolled at LSU in January of 2020.

Kole Taylor’s Career Highs
Receptions: 4 vs. McNeese, 2021
Receiving Yards: 41 at Mississippi State, 2021
Receiving TDs: 1 at Mississippi State, 2021
Longest Reception: 41 at Mississippi State, 2021

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