Named CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Team captain ... Started all 10 games in which he appeared ... Totaled 78 tackles, 5.0 TFL, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, four quarterback hurries and nine pass breakups ... Named CAA Defensive Player of the Week for the second time on the season after totaling a team-high 13 tackles in shutout win over Rhode Island ... Also had 0.5 sacks, two QB hurries and a forced fumble against the Rams ... Game-high 12 tackles, seven solo, against No. 4 Old Dominion ... Totaled six tackles, including five solo, an interception and three pass breakups in win at Georgia State.
CAA Defensive Player of the Week on September 17 ... Had eight tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry in victory over Delaware ... Eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a quarterback hurry in win over No. 2 James Madison ... Seven tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups in Capital Cup win at William & Mary ... Totaled five tackles, three solo, and had two interceptions in win at VMI ... Totaled a team-high eight tackles, five solo, and a forced fumble in win at Villanova ... Ran back second INT 35 yards for first career touchdown ... Six tackles at No. 12/13 New Hampshire ... Had four tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in victory over Gardner-Webb ... 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List ...
His three career starts came against Florida State, Miami and Georgia ... Had two forced fumbles, one interception and two pass breakups ... One of three true freshmen to play on the defensive side of the ball ... Recorded four solo tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. LSU?(Dec. 31) ... Was Tech's leading-tackler (9) in the win at 13th-ranked Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Recorded three solo tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20) ... Earned National Freshman of the Week honors by Rivals.com after his performance vs. Florida State (Nov. 1) ... With FSU driving for the go-ahead touchdown and less than one minute remaining, Taylor forced a Seminole fumble near the goal line, securing Tech's 31-28 win.
Had his first career interception and returned it 28 yards against the Seminoles ... Paced the team with 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles against FSU... tied for a team-high with 11 tackles, including eight solo tackles, plus one pass break-up vs. Virginia (Oct. 25) ... Played the majority of the game at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13) and recorded nine tackles ... Played close to 50 snaps at Boston College (Sept. 6) ... Had six tackles, including three solo tackles, against the Eagles... had an impressive career debut vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28) ... Recorded three tackles, including two solo tackles, and forced a fumble against the Gamecocks ...
2009: Diagnosed with an extremely high heart rate during the Sept. 17 game at Miami and eventually missed the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.