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Tight End
Grand Junction, Colo.
High School
Central HS

2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Played 3 seasons with the Tigers, appearing in 32 games with 7 starts … Entered the transfer portal in December of 2022 … Did not play in the Citrus Bowl … Hauled in 17 passes for 192 yards and a TD during his 32-game LSU career … Member of the 2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll …Majoring in sociology.

Appeared in all 13 games during the regular season, starting twice … Started first 2 games of the season – vs. Florida State and Southern … Finished year with 5 receptions for 55 yards … Caught passes vs. Florida State (1 for 8 yards), Southern (1 for 3 yards), New Mexico (1 for 11 yards) and Florida (2 for 33 yards) … Had long reception of 26 yards on 3-and-10 in third quarter that extended a touchdown-scoring drive.

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.

Played in 7 games, starting twice … Caught 6 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 3 receptions for 11 yards vs. Florida and followed that with 2 catches, including a 20-yarder, the following week in win over Ole Miss … First career catch came against Texas A&M.

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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