Brice Taylor

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Brice Union Taylor (July 29, 1902 - September 18, 1974) was the first All-American football player at the University of Southern California. He was also head coach of the Southern University Jaguars football team.

High school career[edit]

Taylor played at Franklin High School in Seattle, Washington.

College player[edit]

Taylor's All-American selection in 1925 was all the more spectacular because he was born without a left hand. He was one of the first African-American football players for the USC Trojans and played offensive guard.

College coach[edit]

Taylor was the head coach of the Southern University football team from 1928 to 1931.[1] While at Southern, Taylor began what would become the Bayou Classic against rival Grambling State University.[2] He led the Jaguars to their first undefeated season in 1931.[1][3]


Taylor was a descendant of Tecumseh. He became a minister and teacher after college. He also taught tennis. He died in 1974 in Downey, California. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.


  1. ^ a b Thomas Aiello, [1], Bayou Classic: The Grambling-Southern Football Rivalry, Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2007, accessed January 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Ken Rappoport & Barry Wilner, [2], Football Feuds: The Greatest College Football Rivalries, Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2007, accessed January 29, 2013.
  3. ^ Southern Yearly Results, College Football Data Warehouse, accessed January 29, 2013.