|Height: 5.06||Born: Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Weight: 181||College: Connecticut|
|Birthdate: 1985-05-30||Years: 3 CGY / 6 CFL|
|Status: Import||Games Played: 75|
Calgary signed Taylor as a free agent on Feb. 14, 2011. He signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 2008 and spent two seasons with the club. He signed with the National Football League’s New York Jets on Jan. 7, 2010. He rejoined the Alouettes late in the 2010 season.
Taylor played 16 games and returned 82 punts for 615 yards (7.5 avg., longest 70), 53 kickoffs for 1,147 yards (21.6 avg., longest 56) and five missed field goal returns for 228 yards (45.6 avg., longest 103). He also had 11 catches for 86 yards and one carry for two yards. He had his best return game of the season on Sept. 13 vs Hamilton when he returned a missed field goal 103 yards and six punts for 108 yards including one for 70 yards. He was on the reserve list for Games 15 and 18. He also played in the Western Final and returned three punts for nine yards and five kickoffs for 91 yards. Taylor was named a West Division all-star and CFL all-star.
Taylor played in 11 regular-season games, the West semifinal, West final and Grey Cup in his second year with the Stamps. Primarily used in the return game, Taylor racked up 887 yards on 84 punt returns and 900 yards on 44 kickoff returns. He added four missed field goal returns for 199 yards including a 125-yard touchdown on July 7 in Toronto. It was the third-longest missed field goal return in team history and earned him a CFL special teams player of the week nod. Taylor's 441 combined yards that game was a club record and the second-highest single-game total in CFL history behind the 474 yards registered by Winnipeg's Albert Johnson III in 2000. He also amassed a total of 222 kickoff-return yards, which placed him second in team history. Taylor was named special teams player of the week for a second time for his performance on Aug. 9 when he returned eight punts for 88 yards and four kickoffs for 84 yards in Calgary’s win in Hamilton. Taylor also saw action on offence, hauling in nine catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns and rushing six times for 32 yards. In post-season play, he totalled 14 punt returns for 72 yards, 17 kickoff returns for 371 yards, one rush for four yards and two catches for 47 yards.
In his first season with the Stampeders, Taylor played in 17 regular season games as well as the West semifinal. Taylor was the primary returner on both kickoffs and punts. He tallied 67 punt returns for 538 yards — both are third best in the CFL — and 43 kickoff returns for 1,008 yards, second most yards in the league. Taylor added six missed field goal returns for 232 yards and one score. Taylor also contributed on offence, both as a receiver and rusher. He recorded 19 receptions for 147 yards and two scores as well as 11 carries for 59 yards. His season total of 1,984 total yards was tied for fourth most in the league. Taylor’s best game came at BC on Oct. 8 when he returned three kickoffs for 126 yards, four punts for 22 yards, and had a 122-yard missed field goal return for a score — the longest play in the CFL during the season and the third longest in Stampeders history — while adding a five-yard reception for 270 total yards. Taylor was also named Special Teams Player of the Week in week 6 of the season and was the Stampeders nominee for most outstanding special teams player.
Taylor attended training camp with the National Football League’s New York Jets, played in four pre-season games and was added to New York’s practice roster on Sept. 7, 2010. He rejoined the Alouettes late in the 2010 season and played in one regular-season game, returning one kickoff for 16 yards and one punt for four yards.
Taylor played four seasons with the Connecticut Huskies and scored five return touchdowns during his collegiate career. He had a career average of 12.7 yards on 97 punt returns and scored four touchdowns, while boasting a 26.4-yard average and one touchdown on 39 kickoff returns. He added 63 catches for 574 yards, one touchdown and 122 rushing yards on 14 carries. He is the Big East conference’s all-time leader with 1,228 punt-return yards. He returned a punt for a touchdown in the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl, his final college contest.
At Glades Day high school in Belle Glade, Fla., Taylor once had a game in which he scored a touchdown five different ways — rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return and interception return. He accumulated at least 100 yards rushing in every game he played for Glades Day and was a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football award during his senior season.