Tony Taylor (American football)

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Tony Taylor
No. 53
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-07-21) July 21, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Watkinsville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News Freshman All-American (2002)
  • 1x Second Team All-SEC (2005)
  • 2X First Team All-SEC (2005,2006)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Tony Taylor (born July 21, 1984) is a former Canadian football linebacker He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Georgia.

Taylor was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks and the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

College career[edit]

Taylor had a very good senior season at the University of Georgia. He was named the MVP for the 2007 Georgia Bulldogs team after leading the team in tackles and also earned the Chick-fil-A Bowl Defensive MVP award after he helped his team to a bowl victory with 2 interceptions and 10 tackles. Taylor also played in the 2004 U.S. Army All American bowl with future college teammate Charles Johnson.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Taylor was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons after the 2007 NFL Draft. He earned a spot on the active roster for the 2007 NFL season with the Falcons but did not make any starts and got most of his playing time on special teams. Taylor was released by the Falcons on September 1, 2008.[1]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On May 21, 2009, Taylor was signed to a one year contract as an unrestricted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks.[2] He was waived/injured on August 5 and reverted to injured reserve. However, he was released with an injury settlement on August 11.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On March 8, 2012, Taylor signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[3] On May 18, 2012, he was released.


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