Eric Taylor (Canadian football)

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Eric Taylor
No. 79     BC Lions
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Winchester, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Memphis
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 212
Debuted in 2005 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: Import
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Eric Taylor (born December 14, 1981 in Winchester, Tennessee) is a Canadian football defensive tackle for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Memphis.

In the NFL, Taylor has played for the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

CFL career[edit]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Taylor played his first two seasons in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos. He only played the last 5 weeks of the 2008 CFL season but still amassed 16 tackles and 1 sack. He also recovered his first and only fumble of his career on October 10, 2008. In his second year in the CFL Taylor collected 28 tackles and 2 sacks in 13 games played.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 10, 2010, Taylor was traded to the Toronto Argonauts from the Eskimos in exchange for receivers Andre Talbot and Brad Smith. In the 2010 CFL season Taylor once again played in 13 games, this time only recording 17 tackles, but 3 sacks, a career high at the time.

BC Lions[edit]

He signed with the BC Lions through free agency on February 16, 2011.[1] In his first season with the Lions Taylor saw limited playing time. He only played in 7 games, but still managed to collect 21 tackles and 3 sacks. Taylor had a strong 2012 CFL season, he played in 15 of the 18 games, recorded 21 tackles and a career-best four sacks. On April 24, 2013 Taylor signed a contract extension with the BC Lions.[2]

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