Jay Taylor
Orlando Predators
Date of birth: (1976-10-23) October 23, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth: Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Career information
Position(s): Placekicker
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: West Virginia
 As player:
Orlando Rage (XFL)
Rhein Fire (NFLE)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
Orlando Predators (AFL)
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James "Jay" Taylor (born October 23, 1976 in Hershey, Pennsylvania) is an American professional football kicker for the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League. He played collegiately for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

High school yearsEdit

Taylor attended Hershey High School in Hershey, Pennsylvania and starred in football, soccer, and tennis. In football, he was an All-Conference selection.

College careerEdit

Taylor attended West Virginia University and was a student and a four-year letterman in football. Taylor played both kicker and punter in his four-year career from 1996 to 1999.

In his sophomore season, 1997, Taylor kicked a career-long 52-yard field goal against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl.

Against Ohio State, as a junior in 1998, Taylor punted for a career-high 410 yards. Against Virginia Tech that same season, Taylor had a career-long 63-yard punt.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

Jay Taylor was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2000. Taylor was cut shortly afterwards.

Orlando RageEdit

He was selected by the Orlando Rage of the XFL in the 2001 XFL Draft, where he played both kicker and punter.

Rhein FireEdit

In 2003, he played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, allocated from the Cleveland Browns.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

He was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in 2004 and was activated by the Bucs that year, playing in 5 games.

Orlando PredatorsEdit

After being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005, Taylor was signed by the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League on June 30, 2006.

Taylor enters the 2008 season as the franchise leader in single-season field goal percentage, career field goal percentage, single-season extra point percentage, career extra point percentage, consecutive extra points made, and consecutive field goals made.

Personal lifeEdit

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