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Bruce Taylor

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  • Inside Linebacker
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (Myrtle Beach )
  • Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 235
  • Birth Date: 12/31/1989
  • CLASS OF 2008

Interests

School Interest Offer Recruited By Visit Date
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Enrolled (6/30/2008) Jan 18

Timeline

  • Jul 7

    Enrolled

    7/7/2008: Bruce Taylor enrollment at Virginia Tech

  • Feb 6

    Signed

    2/6/2008: Bruce Taylor letter of intent to Virginia Tech

  • Jan 18

    O. Visit

    1/18/2008: Bruce Taylor official visit to Virginia Tech

  • Sep 14

    Commit

    9/14/2006: Bruce Taylor commitment to Virginia Tech

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Stats

Year Tck TFL Sck FF
2007 188 29 - -
2006 150 - - -
2005 205 42 8 8
Total 543 71 8 8

Bio

COLLEGE: 2011: An honorable mention All-ACC selection at linebacker despite missing the last four games of the regular season due to injury ... Started the first eight games of the season at mike linebacker ... Played 442 snaps on defense and 34 on special teams for a total of 476 ... Had 53 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks and 16 quarterback hurries ... Was the team's leading tackler before suffering a season-ending injury ... Had five tackles and two sacks before being lost for the season after suffering Lisfranc sprain in his right foot in the BC game. 2010: Started every game and led the team in tackles with 91 … Had six sacks and a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss … Added 12 QB hurries and broke up four passes … Had a 430-pound front squat during off-season workouts … Underwent surgery to his left shoulder in April and sat out spring workouts. 2009: Played in six games... Registered six tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss during the team’s first major scrimmage of the spring … Had a sack for a 16-yard loss in another scrimmage … Posted five tackles and was in on two tackles behind the line during the Maroon-White game. 2008: Moved from linebacker to defensive end the week before the first game … Was being considered for playing time when he hurt his shoulder … Took a redshirt year … His 500-pound back squat was tops among the ends during off-season testing … Moved back to mike linebacker for spring practice … Had five tackles, including a sack, during the first spring scrimmage … Was in on a pair tackles and had a QB hurry in the Maroon-White game. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time Sun News Toast of the Coast Defensive Football Player of the Year for Coach Scott Early … Earned a spot in the NC/SC Shrine Bowl and first-team AP all-state honors … The Region VI AAA Player of the Year … Helped Myrtle Beach to an undefeated regular season … Selected to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Miami … Named to the G&W Recruiting Report Preseason ACC Area Defensive Team … As a junior, made over 150 tackles despite missing two games due to an arm fracture … Helped Myrtle Beach to a 10-3 record overall and an appearance in the state semifinals … As a sophomore, totaled 205 tackles, including 42 for loss and eight sacks … Added eight forced fumbles and two interceptions … Was named All-Region VII-AAA honors that year. PERSONAL: Bruce William Taylor, Jr. … Born in Hinesville, GA … Son of Marcia Walker and Bruce Taylor … Enrolled in human development.

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