|Date of birth:January 8, 1960|
|Place of birth: Shelbyville, Tennessee|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)|
|Undrafted in 1983|
|Debuted in 1987 for the Denver Dynamite|
|Last played in 1987 for the Denver Dynamite|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Whit Taylor (born 1959/60), an assistant principal and athletic director at a Tennessee high school, is most widely known for his college and professional football careers. He was an all-Southeastern Conference quarterback for the Vanderbilt from 1979–1982, a period which included a trip to the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl, a December 2, 2003 article from vanderbilt.scout.com</ref> His career at Vanderbilt led in 2003 to his recognition as an SEC Football Legend.
After attempting a career in the National Football League, he became a backup quarterback for the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League and then became quarterback of the Denver Dynamite of the Arena Football League in 1987. In that year he became the first player ever to pass for ten touchdowns in any professional game of American football, a record which stood for over a decade.
In 2006, he left coaching to go into educational administration. He served as the Harris Middle School Assistant Principal for a few years. He is currently Assistant Principal and athletic director of Shelbyville Central High School.
- Brent Wiseman (December 2, 2003). "Whit Taylor to be honored as "SEC Legend"". www.vanderbilt.scout.com. MSN. http://vanderbilt.scout.com/2/208320.html. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
- "Arena Football League Championship : Taylor Leads Dynamite, 45-16". Los Angeles Times. August 2, 1987. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-08-02/sports/sp-944_1_arena-football-league-championship. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
- "Taylor remembers the last Vandy bowl team" from collegefootball.rivals.com
- AFL stats from arenafan.com
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