04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 36. CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State (5-11, 192, 5SR)...Taylor is a quick-footed, fluid corner with loose hips and a professional work ethic. While he needs to get stronger against the run, he has NFL starting potential. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/21/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS: 2. Boise State gets another first-round pick...Jamar Taylor isn't the top cornerback on the draft board, but he's not far away from it based on his game tape. If Taylor had more prove-it type games, as Kyle Wilson did as a first-round choice of the Jets, he'd be a top-20 target. There are teams that value Taylor over Florida State's Xavier Rhodes, a taller cornerback who lacks scheme versatility and might wind up at safety. Teams in the low-to-mid 20s won't hesitate to add Taylor. The Vikings, if he's available at No. 25, would be better for adding Taylor. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
03/28/2013 - 2013 Boise State Pro Day: Boise State's D.J. Harper, Jamar Taylor solidify draft status...Representatives from 13 NFL teams gathered at Boise State's pro day on Thursday, where 11 players went through a workout indoors on FieldTurf. Jamar Taylor, CB (5-10 7/8, 193) - Taylor stood on his combine numbers (he was among the top performers in his position group in three events) and only did positional drill work, looking very solid as a performer. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
12/24/2012 - Senior Michael Frisina kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 remaining as Boise State rallied for a 28-26 victory over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. It was the fourth consecutive bowl victory for the Broncos (11-2) and third in a row in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl.
Washington (7-6), which lost despite a 205-yard rushing performance by sophomore Bishop Sankey, had taken a 26-25 on a 38-yard field goal by Tyler Coons with 4:10 remaining. But Boise State's Shane Williams-Rhodes returned the ensuing kickoff 47 yards to the Washington 42. The Broncos then drove to Washington nine to set the stage for Frisina's game-winner.
Sankey's 205 yards were the second most in Las Vegas Bowl history. The record is 254 by Utah's Mike Anderson against Fresno State in 1999. Quarterback Joe Southwick completed 26 of 38 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder to tight end Holden Huff midway through the third quarter to give the Broncos a 25-17 lead. - The Sports Xchange
12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): DB Jamar Taylor, Sr., Boise State, has been selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Taylor, a redshirt senior cornerback from San Diego, tied for the team high with three interceptions, a mark that ranked tied for fourth in the MW, and led the Broncos with eight pass break-ups. His 47 tackles (29 solo) ranked second amongst Bronco defensive backs, which included 3.5 for-loss and 2.5 sacks. Taylor started each of the Broncos' 12 regular-season games. - Boise State football
10/22/2012 - Boise State's dominant defense set the tone again, leading the Broncos to another easy victory. Senior cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins shut down the Rebels' corps of fast, young receivers, accounted for two turnovers and teamed up on a second quarter touchdown that helped put the game out of reach before halftime in a 32-7 rout of UNLV on Saturday night. With Boise State leading 18-0 minutes before the half, Taylor chased down receiver Marcus Sullivan in the middle of the field and stripped the ball. Gavins, trailing behind, scooped up the loose ball and ran untouched 16 yards into the end zone. Minutes before, Gavins squelched the Rebels' best scoring chance with an over-the-shoulder interception in the end zone, and Taylor had a sack to go with his career-high nine tackles to help lead the Broncos to their sixth straight win since losing the opener at Michigan State. "They're very important to this team. They have that senior leadership, and they have that senior mentality," said Boise State coach Chris Petersen. "When those two guys are playing at a high level, I think the rest of the guys feed off them. They're really important out there." They sure were Saturday. The ability of Taylor and Gavins to lock down on Rebel receivers enabled the front four -- minus sack leader Demarcus Lawrence -- to put relentless pressure on UNLV's redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Sherry. - AP Sports
08/07/2012 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: Boise State's offense likely will rely on a strong run game early in the year. The offensive line is talented, experienced and deep. Tailback D.J. Harper, a sixth-year senior, is a dynamic player with a history of explosive plays and the new quarterback will be a run threat. The pass game will need to contribute, too, but the bigger keys to success likely will be the defense and special teams. The Broncos are rebuilding the defense with two returning starters at cornerback and a bunch of former backups. The special teams units could be young, except for the kick returners, and the kicker situation remains a mess. OG Joe Kellogg and CB Jamar Taylor each have started 22 games, most on the team. No other Bronco has started more than 13 games. - The Sports Xchange
07/25/2012 - 2012 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): DB Jamar Taylor, R-Sr., Boise State, has been selected First Team Preseason All-Mountain West football for the 2012 college football season as chosen by the Mountain West media. - Boise State football