Jamar Taylor

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Jamar Taylor
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Taylor with the Miami Dolphins
No. 21 Cleveland Browns
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-29) September 29, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: La Mesa (CA) Helix
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MWC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 139
Pass deflections: 17
Interceptions: 3
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jamar Taylor (born September 29, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

Early years[edit]

Taylor was born in San Diego, California. He attended Helix High School in La Mesa, California, and played high school football for the Helix Highlanders.

College career[edit]

Taylor attended the Boise State University, where he played for the Boise State Broncos football team from 2008 to 2012. During his college career, he had 132 tackles, seven interceptions and four sacks. As a senior in 2012, he was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference (MWC) selection.[1]

Taylor was also a track and field athlete for Boise State, and recorded a personal best in the 100 meters of 10.72 seconds in 2012.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Taylor was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round, with the 53rd overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] He played in nine games his rookie year finishing with three total tackles.

In 2014, Taylor played in 12 games with three starts before being placed on injured reserve on December 23, 2014 with a shoulder injury.[3]

In 2015, Taylor played in 12 games with six starts finishing the year with 48 tackles, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On April 30, 2016, Taylor was traded to the Cleveland Browns along with the 250th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for the Browns' 223rd pick in the same draft.[4]

Through the his first 11 games and 10 starts as a Brown, Taylor has set career highs with two interceptions and eight passes defensed. On December 10, 2016, the Browns signed Taylor to a three-year $15 million contract extension.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain West Announces 2012 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors
  2. ^ Kent, Andy (April 26, 2013). "Boise State CB Jamar Taylor Taken By Miami In Second Round". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Mello, Igor (December 23, 2014). "Dolphins place OL Nate Garner, CB Jamar Taylor on IR". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 30, 2016). "Browns swing trade for Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor". NFL.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Browns sign DB Jamar Taylor to contract extension". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (December 10, 2016). "Browns sign CB Jamar Taylor to 3-year, $15M extension". NFL.com. 

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