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Collin Taylor
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Taylor in 2017
No. 11     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 33)
Career information
College: Indiana
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (2010)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-Arena (2016)
Receptions     467
Yards     5,607
Touchdowns     117
Tackles     64.5
Interceptions     4
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Collin William Taylor (born February 28, 1987) is an arena football player for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Taylor attended Carmel High School, in Carmel, Indiana. He played two years as a wide receiver. As a senior in 2004, he led the Greyhounds with 45 catches for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping them to an 8-4 season. After his senior season, he moved on to Indiana University where he redshirted in 2005, played wide receiver from 2006 through 2008 and finished his career as a free safety in 2009.

Early lifeEdit

Born the son of John and Catherine Taylor, Collin attended Carmel High School, in Carmel, Indiana. He played two years as a wide receiver. As a senior in 2004, he led the Greyhounds with 45 catches for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping them to an 8–4 season.[1]

College careerEdit

Taylor walked-on to the Indiana Hoosiers football team in fall of 2005 and redshirted that same season. During the 2006 season, Taylor did not appear in a single game for the Hoosiers. In 2007, Taylor made his college debut against Indiana State. Taylor played in three games during the season, appearing only on special teams. During the 2008 season, Taylor appeared in all 12 games for the Hoosiers games, making his first career receptions against Iowa on October 11. 11 weeks into the season, the Hoosiers were faced with a rash of injuries, so Taylor moved from wide receiver to free safety for the Hoosiers.[2]

StatisticsEdit

Sources:[3][4][5][6]

    Receiving   Defensive
Season Team GP Rec Yds Avg TD Solo Tkl Asst Tkl Total Tkl Sacks INT FF FR
2006 Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Indiana 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Indiana 12 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Indiana 12 0 0 0.0 0 18 4 22 0 2 1 1
Totals 27 1 3 3.0 0 18 4 22 0 2 1 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, Taylor was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 62nd-best free safety in the draft.[7] He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he posted the following numbers during his pro-day workouts at Indiana University:

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in 198 lb 4.65 s 1.65 s 2.70 s 4.29 s 7.08 s 36.5 in 10 ft 3 in 17 rep

Oklahoma City Yard DawgzEdit

After going undrafted in 2010, Taylor was assigned to the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the Arena Football League. The only game in which Taylor played for the Yard Dawgz came on May 28, when he had an interceptions for touchdown against the Alabama Vipers.[8] He was released before the season's end.

Tulsa TalonsEdit

Shortly after his release, Taylor joined the Tulsa Talons. The Talons were short on players due to injury, so they offered Taylor a chance to return to his natural position of wide receiver, and he scored a touchdown on just his second career professional reception.[9]

Reading ExpressEdit

Taylor joined the Reading Express of the Indoor Football League in 2011. He was 3rd on the team with 651 yards receiving and had 15 touchdowns, as the Express went 8–6 and lost in the IFL United Conference Semi-Finals.[10]

Iowa BarnstormersEdit

Taylor joined the Iowa Barnstormers in 2012.[11] Taylor re-signed with the Barnstormers for the 2013 season.[12]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

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Taylor was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators on October 1, 2013. He won the Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award in 2016.[13]

Beijing LionsEdit

Taylor was selected by the Beijing Lions of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in the fifth round of the 2016 CAFL Draft.[14] He earned All-Pro North Division All-Star honors after catching 45 passes for 586 yards and 12 touchdowns.[15][16]

Guangzhou PowerEdit

Taylor was listed on the Guangzhou Power's roster for the 2018 season.[17]

Albany EmpireEdit

On April 9, 2018, he was assigned to the Albany Empire.[18] On March 14, 2019, Taylor returned to the Empire when he was again assigned to the team.

Career AFL receiving statisticsEdit

Year Team Gm Rec Yards Y/R TDs
2010 Tulsa Talons 1 2 13 6.5 1
2012 Iowa Barnstormers 18 63 670 10.6 7
2013 Iowa Barnstormers 5 25 272 10.9 2
2014 Cleveland Gladiators 18 80 976 12.2 20
2015 Cleveland Gladiators 18 144 1,597 11.1 43
2016 Cleveland Gladiators 16 110 1,437 13.1 32
2017 Cleveland Gladiators 11 43 642 14.9 12
Total 87 467 5,607 12.0 117

Career AFL defensive statisticsEdit

Year Team Gm Tack Ast Sacks FF FR INT Yds TD
2010 OKC Yard Dawgz 1 2 5 0.0 0 0 2 20 1
2010 Tulsa Talons 1 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Iowa Barnstormers 18 4 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
2013 Iowa Barnstormers 5 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Cleveland Gladiators 18 11 10 0.0 0 0 1 35 0
2015 Cleveland Gladiators 18 13 5 0.0 0 1 1 12 1
2016 Cleveland Gladiators 16 7 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Cleveland Gladiators 11 7 9 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 88 47 35 0.0 1 2 4 67 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Collin Taylor Profile". www.iuhoosiers.com. Indiana University. http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/taylor_collin00.html. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. Adam Rittenberg (November 12, 2008). "Big Ten internal affairs: Week 11". www.espn.go.com. ESPN. http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/tag/_/name/collin-taylor. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. "2006 Indiana Hoosiers Stats". www.iuhoosiers.com. Indiana University. http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2006-2007/teamcume.html. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. "2007 Indiana Hoosiers Stats". www.iuhoosiers.com. Indiana University. http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2007-2008/teamcume.html. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  5. "2008 Indiana Hoosiers Stats". www.iuhoosiers.com. Indiana University. http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2008-2009/teamcume.html. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  6. "2009 Indiana Hoosiers Stats". www.iuhoosiers.com. Indiana University. http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2009-2010/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Collin Taylor, DS #62 FS, Indiana". www.NFLDraftScout.com. The Sports Xchange. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=75411&draftyear=2010&genpos=FS. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  8. "Alabama 39 at Oklahoma City 65". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. http://www.arenafan.com/statistics/?page=boxscore&gameid=4420. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  9. Dallas Strimple (August 2, 2010). "Who is Collin Taylor?". www.afltalons.blogspot.com. Blog Spot. http://afltalons.blogspot.com/2010/08/who-is-collin-taylor.html. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  10. "2011 IFL Stats". www.ifl.fbstats.pointstreak.com. Indoor Football League. http://ifl.fbstats.pointstreak.com/football/individual-statistics.html?category=allpurpose&class=IFL&district=&sortby=&order_col=all_purpose_yds&order_dir=desc&seasonid=IFLMFB_2011&page=1. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  11. "Barnstormers Reach Agreement with WR Collin Taylor". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 7, 2011. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4316708. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  12. "Two More Barnstormers Returning for 2013". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 27, 2012. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4517000. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  13. "Collin Taylor Awarded Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award". clevelandgladiators.com. August 23, 2016. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170805022858/https://www.clevelandgladiators.com/team/latest-news/collin-taylor-awarded-al-lucas-hero-jason-foundation-award. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  14. "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. http://caflfootball.com/cafl-draft-results-are-in/. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  15. Moninghoff, Mick (November 6, 2016). "Series Final: One for the Record Books". caflfootball.com. http://caflfootball.com/series-final-one-for-the-record-books/. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  16. "The CAFL has announced their 2016 All-Pro North division All-Stars". caflfootball.com. November 4, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161107023207/http://caflfootball.com/the-cafl-has-released-their-2016-all-pro-north-division-all-stars/. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  17. "Guangzhou Power 2017 Roster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tqbmUZhe. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  18. "Recent Transactions". arenafan.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180413024811/http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=transactions. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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