- United States
- ST, WR, CB
- Dublin, OH
- High School
- Dublin Scioto
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Jersey #: 29 (2011-12), 32 (2010)
Major: Human Development (2011-12), Undeclared (2009-10)
Weight: 185 (2012), 182 (2011), 177 (2010), 171 (2009)
2012 Media Guide: Taylor is a fifth-year senior in the Buckeyes’ program … after initially walking on to the team in 2008 and red-shirting the season, he has become a valuable special teams performer
… he has earned varsity letters in both 2010 and 2011, and he has played in 19 games for the Buckeyes … last season he made five special teams tackles, including four solo stops … he has made a special teams solo tackle in three consecutive games heading into the 2012 season, with tackles against Penn State, Michigan and Florida in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl to end the 2011 season.
2010: Reserve cornerback who was a key contributor to the Buckeye special units … first-year letterman.
2010 Media Guide: Developing defensive back who is looking to have an impact at corner … could also contribute on special teams … made outstanding progress in the weight room this winter.
2009: Limited action for the Rose Bowl and Big Ten champions … scout team workhorse: Wisconsin … Top Ten Tenacious twice.
2008: Did not see varsity action … worked with the scout squads for the Big Ten champions.
High School: Three-year starter at Dublin Scioto High for Coach Karl Johnson … team MVP, all-league, all-Agonis as a junior … team captain as a senior before breaking his wrist … Big 33 game … also was a lacrosse All-American … lax team captain and MVP as a senior.
Personal: Son of Tom and Joanie Rice … has six siblings: Shannon, Shaun (who played football and baseball at Bowling Green/Ohio Wesleyan), Jeff, Nick (played football at Ohio Wesleyan), Jason (playing football at Bowling Green) and Lyndsey (who was killed in an auto accident last November) … has not yet declared a major at Ohio State.
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