Position
Linebacker
Height
6'2
Weight
238 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Buford, Ga.
Major
Sport Administration
High School
Lanier HS

Made an immediate impact at linebacker during his true freshman season … Does just about everything very well from his linebacker spot … Is great at defending the run and athletic and fast enough to drop into coverage … Played in all 13 games last year, starting five times.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Had an outstanding first season with five starts at middle linebacker: BYU, Syracuse, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Notre Dame … Played in all 13 games … Ended the season with 32 tackles and 1.5 sacks … Recorded at least one tackle in all but one game … Finished with a season-high six tackles against Troy … Put together a five-tackle performance on the road at Mississippi State … Totaled four tackles for the Tigers in wins against Ole Miss and Tennessee.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN who accumulated 239 total tackles and 185 tackles as a regular starter during his junior and senior seasons at Lanier High School … Totaled four interceptions and 11 sacks through 24 games … Also finished with two receiving touchdowns and 190 all-purpose yards … A member of the ESPN 300 list at No. 204 … Ranked No. 8 by Rivals, No. 10 by 247Sports and No. 16 by Scout at the inside linebacker position … Coached by Korey Mobbs.

PERSONAL
Mother is Akita Taylor … Born Nov. 11, 1998 … Majoring in sport administration.

TYLER TAYLOR’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 vs. Syracuse, Sep 23, 2017 (1-5)
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Syracuse, Sep 23, 2017
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Syracuse, Sep 23, 2017

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