American Football Database
Hugh Taylor
No. 84, 28     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1923-07-06)July 6, 1923
Place of birth: Wynne, Arkansas
Date of death: November 1, 1992(1992-11-01) (aged 69)
Place of death: Wynne, Arkansas
Career information
College: Oklahoma City
Undrafted in 1947
Debuted in 1947 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1954 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl selection (1952, 54)
Receiving yards     5,233
Average     19.2
Touchdowns     58
Stats at

Hugh Wilson "Bones" Taylor (July 6, 1923 – November 1, 1992) was an American football player and coach. He played wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.

Taylor played for the Oklahoma City College before entering the National Football League in 1947. In his first NFL game, he gained 212 yards receiving, setting league records for an NFL debut and first game of the season. Those records were eventually broken by Anquan Boldin in 2003 and Frank Clarke in 1962, respectively. As a member of the Washington Redskins from 1947 to 1954, the 6-foot-4-inch Taylor was an outstanding end and made the Pro Bowl in 1952 and 1954.

After his career, he coached in the American Football League, becoming the head coach of the Houston Oilers in 1965, succeeding Sammy Baugh. The Oilers went 4–10, resulting in Taylor's dismissal at the end of the season.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Arkansas State Indians (NCAA College Division Independent) (1958–1959)
1958 Arkansas State 4–5
1959 Arkansas State 3–6
Arkansas State: 7–11
Total: 7–11

In 1968, Bones Taylor coached the Spokane Shockers of the Continental Football League. The Shockers was owned by Taylor's old Redskins playing buddy, Ed Justice. Taylor had the distinction of coaching Kenny Stabler, who at the time was a rookie quarterback signed on by the Oakland Raiders.

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