47  Sheldon Taylor
Sheldon Taylor

RS Senior

Memphis, TN

High School:
Trezevant HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Outside Linebacker


A returning two-year letterman who has battled injury throughout his career ... Suffered a second torn ACL during the 2003 season ... Was injured in the Houston game and missed the remainder of the season and all of the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Opened the season playing against both Tennessee Tech and Ole Miss ... Was credited with one tackle in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Registered two tackles the following week in the win over Ole Miss on ESPN ... Injured his ACL in the Houston game ... Had ACL surgery and missed the remainder of the season ... Had ACL surgery in December of 2002 and was held out of spring practice while rehabbing his knee ... Spent the spring in the weight room gaining strength in his knee ... Entered fall camp as a nickle back and worked behind Derrick Ballard and Coot Terry ... 2002: Lettered for the first time during the 2002 season while appearing in eight games ... Suffered a torn ACL in his knee but was able to complete the season ... Opened the season with four tackles in the win over Murray State ... Was also credited with three tackles in the Ole Miss game ... Logged four tackles in the Southern Miss contest ... Registered a season and career-high eight tackles in the Tulane game ... Finished the 2002 season with 25 tackles, including 12 solos ... Was one of the more impressive young players on defense in the spring of 2002 ... Worked at the ?will? outside linebacker position with Coot Terry ... Had two impressive fumble returns in the spring and stunned onlookers by running down a back from the opposite side of the field before the back could score ... 2001: Was redshirted during the 2001 season ... Spent the fall working with the Memphis defensive scout team while learning the Tigers? scheme ... Practiced against the Tigers? first team offense in the fall of 2001 ... Was slowed by a knee injury early in camp and was limited for several weeks ... Prep: Came to the Tigers from Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Lettered as a linebacker/defensive end for the Bears ... Registered 100 tackles during the 2000 season, including 70 solo stops ... Was also credited with nine quarterback sacks ... Was named to the 2000 Associated Press 4A All-State team ... Played in the same defensive line with Tiger transfer Albert Means during the 1999 season ... Helped Trezevant to a berth in the state playoffs in 1999 ... Played for coach Lynn Lang at Trezevant High ... Son of William and Janice Taylor ... Born: 5/11/83.

Defense	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FR 	Int 	Loss 	Sack
2002	8/0	12	13	25	0	0	0-0	0-0
2003	3/0	1	2	3	0	0	0-0	0-0
Total	11/0	13	15	28	0	0	0-0	0-0

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS Most tackles/Game: 8 vs Tulane (?02) Most solo tackles/Game: 6 vs Tulane (?02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs Murray State (?02)

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