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