43 Walter Taylor

Walter Taylor Ohio State
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43
Name
Walter Taylor
Nationality
United States
Position
FS, SS
Birthday
12/26/1972
Hometown
Dallas, TX
High School
Carter
Height
6'0"
Weight
175
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
1991, 1992, 1993

Major: Broadcast Journalism (1993), Undecided (1991-92)

Jersey #: 2 (1993), 43 (1991-92)

Weight: 196 (1993), 190 (1992), 175 (1991)

1993 Media Guide: Steps into the starting lineup for the first time this year … will be the starter at free safety, a position freed up by Chico Nelson’s move to strong safety … an outstanding athlete with the potential to be an impact player now that he is playing on a regular basis … a top reserve last year, appearing in all 12 games and starting against Northwestern and Michigan State, when the Buckeyes opened the game with a nickel package … finished the year with 26 tackles, including 18 solos … also had three passes broken up, a fumble caused, a fumble recovery and an interception … his interception came on the last play of the Michigan game and almost turned out to be the play of the year, when he returned the ball 51 yards before finally being run out of bounds after time had expired … blocked a punt, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against Illinois … seven tackles at Michigan State and six against Michigan were his two best efforts in terms of number of tackles … also plays on the specialty teams … took over the punt return duties late last year and averaged 9.7 yards per runback on nine chances.

1992 Media Guide: Talented young back who played in every game last year … impressive athlete with great speed and even better instincts … had an outstanding spring and will challenge incumbent Chico Nelson for playing time … finished his rookie campaign with 11 tackles and three passes broken up … also plays on the special teams and returns punts … blocked a punt against Northwestern on the opening series of the game to set up Ohio State’s first touchdown … has the potential to be a very good football player and provides excellent depth and versatility in the secondary.

1991 Media Guide: A talented athlete who accounted for over 3,000 total yards on offense the past two seasons as a quarterback, tailback, and wide receiver at Carter High School, regarded as one of the top prep programs in the Southwest … Also played defensive back and earned first team all-state honors last fall … Team finished 12-2 in 1990 and advanced to the Texas Class 5A state semifinals … Also an outstanding punt and kickoff returner … Carter was 15-0 in 1989 and won the state championship … A standout guard on his school’s basketball team … Called the best athlete ever to come out of Carter by veteran high school coach Freddie James … Born 12-26-72.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkPRFCPR YdsPR TD
1991Ohio State11011650000003160630
1992Ohio State1212718914011513191870
1993Ohio State121267432400105536031-50
Total-35131056738141161041221821450