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.
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.
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