11/30/2007: Devin Taylor leads team to Class 4A, Division II championship game
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COLLEGE: Talented playmaker who exploded on the scene last fall... received some preseason recognition, including first-team All-SEC and first-team All-America accolades from Phil Steele... earned all-SEC recognition as a sophomore... expected to raise his game to the next level after spending another season in the weight room... has made 19 career starts.2010: Named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and Phil Steele... named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches...also was an All-Sophomore first-team selection by CollegeFootballNews.com... started all 14 games... had 46 tackles to lead the Gamecocks' defensive linemen... led the team and ranked eighth in the SEC with 13.0 tackles for loss... had 7.5 sacks, second on team and fourth in the SEC... led the team with eight pass breakups and 11 quarterback hurries... scored his first career touchdown vs. Tennessee with a 24-yard interception return... also recovered two UT fumbles and had one tackle and a pass breakup, earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades. 2009: Split time at defensive end with Clifton Geathers... earned third-team Freshman All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com and was a Freshman All-SEC performer according to the SEC coaches... played in 12 of the 13 games (did not dress against Florida due to a bruised sternum) and started each of the first five games... logged 28 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... also forced two fumbles... made his first start in Carolina's 7-3 win at NC State... on his first snap from scrimmage, he forced a fumble, which the Gamecocks recovered, leading to the game's only touchdown... blocked a punt on NC State's second possession... later forced another fumble... finished the game with six tackles, including a game-high 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack, earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for his efforts... had four tackles each against SC State and Tennessee.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Beaufort (S.C.) High in 2008... as a senior earned first-team All-State recognition from the Associated Press and from The State... helped lead Beaufort to the state AAAA Championship game... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... also lettered in basketball and track & field... won the Class 4A state triple jump title as a senior with a leap of 48-3. PERSONAL: Devin Darnell Taylor is pursuing a degree in integrated information technology.
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