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Week 7: For the second straight game, Taylor didn't produce much — at least statistically — as he failed to record a pressure against North Carolina's Drake Maye as the star QB threw four TDs against Hurricanes' defense. Taylor did get an assisted tackle. — JH
Week 6: Taylor had perhaps his most underwhelming performance (since the opener) in 25 total snaps against Georgia Tech. He was credited with one quarterback pressure. He was not credited with any tackles (solo or assisted). — JH
Week 5: DNP — Miami had its bye week.
Week 4: Miami went to 4-0 by smashing Temple, 41-7, and Taylor again wreaked havoc as a pass rusher. The big DT recorded a sack and five other pressures against Owls QB E.J. Warner. He was also in on three tackles. — JH
Week 3: Taylor played limited snaps again (14) but still managed five total pressures on Bethune-Cookman quarterbacks in Miami's 31-24 victory. —JH
Week 2: Taylor logged 42 total snaps as Miami dusted Texas A&M, 48-33. Taylor had one tackle and three QB hurries. — JH
Week 1: Taylor's snaps (15) were limited in the opener as Miami crushed Miami of Ohio, 38-3. He recorded one QB hurry and one missed tackle. He was also flagged on one play. —JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Finished season with 13 solo tackles (24 total)...Had three sacks on the season…Had six total tackles and 1.5 sacks vs. Virginia (Oct.29).
2021 (true fr): Saw action in final nine games in first season and ranked among most disruptive defensive linemen…Finished with 21 total tackles and tied for team lead with 7.5 tackles for loss…Had two sacks and one PBU…Made career debut in win over Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25) aand finished with three total tackles, including first tackle for loss of career…Posted two tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one half-sack, against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Added four tackles (one solo) and two tackles for loss at North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Saw action in wins over NC State (Oct. 23) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Tallied four tackles, including career-high 2.5 tackles for loss and one half-sack, in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Posted career-high six tackles (one solo) and had one tackle for loss at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Played in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Finished regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 27) with two tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
High School: Attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Miami, FL ... A 5-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN…Rated 4-star prospect by Rivals…Ranked the No. 3 overall player by 247Sports…Rated the top defensive tackle nationally and No. 1 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 6 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle in the country and No. 2 player in Florida by ESPN…Rated the No. 39 overall player by Rivals…Listed as the No. 3 defensive tackle nationally and No. 9 player in Florida by Rivals…Helped carry Palmetto reach the Class 8A semifinals in final season, posting 51 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, six passes defended, an interception and one blocked kick in just seven games…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Brashard Smith…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USF and Wake Forest, among others.
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