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#27 Curtis Taylor
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Franklinton, La.
High School: Franklinton HS
Curtis Taylor Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/27/2009

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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