Hosea Taylor (born December 3, 1958) is a former American football defensive end for the Baltimore Colts. He played 16 games in the 1981 NFL season as well as four games in the 1983 NFL season. Taylor played collegiate football at the University of Houston and was an 1979 All-America selection as well as in 1980 All-America selection.
He graduated from Longview High School in Longview, Texas in the late 1970s.
His nephew, Curtis Brown, is currently a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.