Roger Taylor (American football)

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Roger Taylor
No. 51, 76
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-01-05) January 5, 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Career information
High school: Oklahoma City (OK) Star Spencer
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Roger Wayne Taylor (born January 5, 1958) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League.[1] Taylor was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (75th overall) out of Oklahoma State University in the 1981 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs obtained Taylor in the third round of the 1981 NFL Draft as the result of a draft-day trade that sent running back Tony Reed to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the 75th pick of the 1981 NFL Draft (Roger Taylor) and a 4th round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft (Stuart Anderson).[3] Taylor would go on to play in 13 regular season games for the Chiefs during their 1981 season.[4]

In 1982 Taylor attended the Chiefs' training camp, but was released as part of the final cuts on September 6, 1982.[5] As fate would have it, the other players connected to the 1981 draft-day trade were released that day as well, Stuart Anderson by the Kansas City Chiefs and Tony Reed by the Denver Broncos.[5]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

After being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, Taylor played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 1982 season.[6] During his time with the Blue Bombers Taylor would wear jersey number 51.[7]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

As a free agent, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills in 1983 and on the second day of training camp he injured his knee. He spent the entire year on the injured reserve list and did not play in any pre-season or regular season games for the Bills during their 1983 season.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

The New Orleans Saints released him on July 31, 1985.[8]

Professional Career Statistics[edit]

Season Team G GS
1981 Kansas City Chiefs 13 0
1982 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 0
1983 Buffalo Bills Injured-reserve
Total 17 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Taylor Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards - databaseFootball.com
  2. ^ NFL Draft History: Full Draft
  3. ^ KC Chooses Scott No. 1, then backLawrence Journal-World, accessed March 14, 2012
  4. ^ Roger Taylor Game Logs, accessed March 14, 2012
  5. ^ a b Ax falls on punters, place-kickersLewiston Morning Tribune, accessed March 14, 2012
  6. ^ Bomber blues, The Calgary Herald, accessed March 13, 2012
  7. ^ Bomber Alumni, accessed March 13, 2012
  8. ^ Transactions Gettysburg Times Retrieved October 1, 2014