CFL: 7th season
Stamps: 1st season
Games played through 2022
Regular season: 64
Grey Cup: 2
Grey Cup wins: 2
Signed as a free agent on Apr. 21, 2023.
Taylor signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on Mar. 4, 2016. He joined Edmonton on Feb. 14, 2018, and remained with the club until he was released on Aug. 8, 2019. Taylor signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 19, 2019. His professional career started at the semi-pro level in 2011 when he signed with the Ford Lauderdale Barracudas of the Stars Football League. Taylor signed with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings on Mar. 16, 2012, and he was waived on July 30, 2012. In 2015, he played for the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators.
(Winnipeg) Taylor played 13 games for the Blue Bombers and recorded 44 defensive tackles and two special-teams stops. He set a single-season career high with three interceptions and also had one knockdown and one punt return for four yards. Taylor had eight tackles and an interception in a Week 4 contest against Toronto and had five-tackle performances against Montreal in Week 10 and against Saskatchewan in Week 13. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 14.
(Winnipeg) Taylor played and started 12 games. He made 31 tackles including one tackle for loss and also had four knockdowns. Taylor had a season-high six tackles in Week 2 against Toronto. He dressed for both of Winnipeg’s post-season contests en route to a Blue Bombers championship, recording two tackles against Saskatchewan in the Western Final and four stops against Hamilton in the Grey Cup.
(Winnipeg) Taylor was under contract with the Blue Bombers but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.
(Edmonton/Winnipeg) Taylor started the season in Edmonton, dressing for three games as a backup and recording a forced fumble. After being released, he signed with the Blue Bombers and started each of his four regular-season games with Winnipeg. Taylor accumulated five tackles with his new team and also had one knockdown and a 37-yard interception-return touchdown. He played in all three of the Blue Bombers’ post-season games and recorded seven tackles and one interception to help Winnipeg claim the title.
(Edmonton) In his first season with Edmonton, Taylor played and started 15 games and established a career high with 46 defensive tackles. Two of the tackles were for a loss and he also contributed two special-teams stops, his first career sack and five knockdowns. Taylor had 10 tackles against Calgary in the Labour Day Classic.
(Ottawa) Taylor played eight games for the Redblacks and made 34 defensive tackles and one special-teams stop. He also had five knockdowns. Taylor’s season high in tackles was eight and took place in a Week 3 contest against the Toronto Argonauts. He was in uniform for the Eastern Semi-Final and made six tackles.
(Ottawa) Taylor played nine games and made eight starts in his rookie season. He made his CFL debut in Week 4 against Toronto and made his first start in Week 7 against Edmonton. Taylor recorded 28 tackles including one tackle for loss and also had three knockdowns, a forced fumble and an interception returned for touchdown. The pick-six came in Week 20 against Winnipeg and covered 57 yards.
First game: July 13, 2016, at Toronto
First tackle: Aug. 6, 2016, vs Edmonton
First interception: Nov. 4, 2016, vs Winnipeg
First touchdown: Nov. 4, 2016, vs Winnipeg
First sack: June 22, 2018, vs Hamilton
Taylor did not play college football. Instead, he was a point guard at Florida International University where he played 74 games and made 28 starts for the Panthers. In 2008-09, Taylor started 20 of 31 games and averaged three points and three assists per contest.
Taylor played both football and basketball at Miami Norland Senior High School. He helped the basketball Vikings win a Florida state championship in 2006. Taylor has a degree in sports management.