Steve Taneyhill

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Steve Taneyhill a former South Carolina Gamecock, born on the 21 of July in 1973 in Altoona, PA, now Head Coach at Union High School in South Carolina. Taneyhill was a quarterback for the University of South Carolina from 1992 to 1995. He set a lot of still standing records. Taneyhill was also much known for his crazy antics as a quarterback. Taneyhill wore his hair in a mullet that was so long, it practically obscured his name on the back of his jersey. He did crazy things such as swinging an imaginary baseball bat after a touchdown, and once he pretended to sign the Clemson tiger paw at midfield after a big win in Clemson. He also caught the wrath of the Tennessee Vols in a Gamecock defeat when he made fun of their beloved "Rocky Top."

As a Gamecocks quarterback, Taneyhill compiled 8,380 yards in total offense, completing 753 of 1,245 passes. He threw 62 touchdown passes in his career.

In 2006, he led his Chesterfield High School football team to the state championship, where they lost to Carvers Bay. The next year, Taneyhill's team redeemed itself with a 13-6 win over Carvers Bay for the state title. The Rams repeated as champs in 2008. In 2009 Chesterfield won their third state title with a 36-6 win over Lamar.

Taneyhill also coached at a Cambridge Academy, a small, private school in Greenwood, S.C. He led the 8-man team to back-to-back state titles and a runner up the year after. He was the quarterbacks coach at West Ashley in Charleston, S.C., for one year in between his jobs at Cambridge and Chesterfield. Taneyhill was also the High School coach of NFL first round draft pick Gaines Adams who went on to play for Tampa Bay and Chicago during his professional career before Adams' untimely death in 2010.

Taneyhill will assume the head coaching spot for the Union County Yellow Jackets in Union, South Carolina on March 1, 2012. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Low, Chris. "Where are they now: Steve Taneyhill - SEC Blog - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.