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Ramonce Taylor
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Taylor in 2005
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-11) September 11, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Rio Grande Valley Dorados (2009)
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* NCAA National Champion (2005)
Stats at CFL.ca

Ramonce Taylor (born September 11, 1985) is an indoor football running back for the CenTex Cavalry of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He was signed by the Dorados as a street free agent in 2009. He played college football for the Texas Longhorns.

Early yearsEdit

Taylor was born on September 11, 1985 in Temple, Texas. At Belton High School, Taylor produced a school record of 4,010 rushing yards and 62 touchdowns over three years.[1]

College careerEdit

In 2004, he accumulated 284 yards rushing.[2] In the 2005 season, his second with the Longhorns, he compiled a total of 1,219 offensive yards for 15 touchdowns.[1]

In May 2006, Taylor was arrested on marijuana charges.[3] Longhorn coach Mack Brown dismissed Taylor from the team due to academic and legal troubles.[4][5] In September 2006, he pleaded guilty to the felony drug charges and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years deferred adjudication.[5] In early 2008, he was put in jail for five months for violating his probation.[1]

Post-college careerEdit

Taylor was expected to be taken in the 2007 NFL Draft,[6][7] but he was not chosen.

On January 15, 2009, he was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Dorados' training camp roster.[8]

On June 4, 2009, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League signed him to a contract.[9] He was released on June 19, 2009.[10] On October 7, 2009, he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[11] On June 22, 2010, the Edmonton Eskimos cut seven players from training camp, including second-year running back Ramonce Taylor.[12]

Taylor spent 2011 and the years since playing for a series of Indoor Football League teams, including the Rio Grande Valley Magic, Allen Wranglers, Texas Revolution, Nebraska Danger, and Sioux Falls Storm. In March 2014, the Texas Revolution announced that they had re-signed Taylor.

On March 30, 2017, Taylor was signed by the CenTex Cavalry.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Former Belton star Taylor surfaces with Rio Grande Valley arena team". http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2009/1/17/55141.
  2. "#11 Ramonce Taylor". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=162414. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  3. "Ramonce Taylor Arrested". Bevosports.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. https://web.archive.org/web/20070927174205/http://www.bevosports.com/2006/05/14/ramonce-taylor-arrested/. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  4. "Longhorns running back to transfer after 15-TD year". Associated Press. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2529138. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Phillips, Alberta (August 8, 2007). "Phillips: Some Horns are just college kids who made mistakes". Austin American-Statesman. http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/08/08/0808phillips_edit.html. Retrieved 2007-08-21.[dead link]Template:Cbignore
  6. "Okam staying at Texas; Taylor going to NFL". Dallas Morning News. January 6, 2007. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/010707dnspoutokam.30dd36b.html. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  7. "Ramonce Talor #11". OrangeBloods.com. http://texas.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=38010#bio. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  8. "DORADOS ASSIGNED EIGHT PLAYERS". Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. https://web.archive.org/web/20090123061122/http://doradosfootball.com/headlines/?p=133.
  9. "Former Belton star, Texas standout Taylor released by CFL's Blue Bombers". Temple Daily Telegram. June 20, 2009. http://www.tdtnews.com/archive/article_4b175b3b-2587-528b-b628-9de861d27102.html. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  10. Penton, Kirk (June 19, 2009). "Bombers make cuts". Winnipeg Sun. http://www.winnipegsun.com/sports/football/2009/06/19/9861166.html. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  11. "Esks sign former Texas star". Edmonton Journal. Canwest News Service. October 7, 2009. https://edmontonjournal.com/news/Gifted+difficult+Edmonton+signs+star+kick+returner/2078082/story.html. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  12. Moddejonge, Gerry (June 22, 2010). "No dance for Ramonce: Highly-touted running back one of seven players cut by Eskimos". Toronto Sun (torontosun.com). http://www.torontosun.com/sports/football/2010/06/22/14483086.html. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
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