Highlights

2009

Dressed and started all 18 games at right guard for the Argonauts...Named Argonauts’ Outstanding Lineman as voted on by the Toronto FRC for the third straight year... Week 9, Started at RG in loss at Hamilton…Was ejected in 3rd quarter for rough play in scuffle with J. Hickman who was also ejected…Extended contract with the Argos on December 22.

2008

Named Argos nominee as Outstanding Lineman for second straight season…Started 18 games at right guard.

2007

Named East Division All-Star at OG for the first time in his career…Named Argos’ nominee as Outstanding Lineman for the first time in his career…Started all 18 regular season games in his impressive first season with the Boatmen…2007 Playoffs Started at RG in East Final versus Winnipeg.

2006

Played and started in all 18 regular season games at guard…Named CFL Lineman of the Week for Week 1…Contributed to Joffrey Reynolds’ CFL leading 1,609 rushing yards…2006 Playoffs Started on the line in loss to Saskatchewan.

2005

Played in all 18 regular season games at guard...Played consistent season helping RB Joffrey Reynolds finish the season as the CFL’s second leading rusher…2005 Playoffs Started in loss to Edmonton.

2004

Re-signed with Calgary April 8…Played in 13 regular season games...Injured on August 7 vs Winnipeg missing the next game...Returned to the line-up and aggravated the same injury in the following game vs B.C. on August 21...Missed the next four games and returned to his usual strong form for the final five games.

2003

Drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the second round (11th overall) of the 2003 CFL Canadian Draft…Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) on April 28 and released as a final cut...Signed with Calgary on September 13…Activated for the second last game of the year (19/10/03) vs Saskatchewan Roughriders.

College

2002 Started 9 out of 11 games in his senior season making the transition to right guard…Missed 2 games due to injury...Arguably the Golden Knights’ best run blocker by season's end…Named 2nd Team All-MAC at guard…2001 Started all 11 games at left guard and proved to be a key member of the line…2000 Played in all 11 games…Saw considerable action as a backup at guard in every game during the season...1999 Signed with UCF in September 1998 as a tight end and enrolled at UCF a semester early to get accustom to the American game in January of 1999…Attended spring drills as a tight end before being moved to guard before fall camp...Saw action as a backup in all 11 games as a true freshman.

Personal

Taylor was born in Brantford, Ontario but grew up in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated from LaSalle S.S. There, Taylor played both football and rugby for legendary coach Berk Brean whom he credits, along with his father Bruce, with starting his football career by helping him attain a football scholarship from UCF. During his four years at LaSalle, he won two football championships, was named team MVP, team captain and was a city all-star as a junior and a senior playing tight end. As a rugby player, he was on three championship teams and one provincial championship team, in addition to being invited to play for Team Ontario and Team Canada at the U-18 level. After his senior season, Taylor attended the Michigan Wolverine Football Camp in Ann Arbor, MI, where he was named the positional MVP from among more than 80 tight ends from all across the U.S. Taylor is a regular participant in the Argos’ Huddle-Up Bullying Prevention program and a mentor in The Argos Foundation’s Youth Mentorship Program.  He is an avid NASCAR fan.