Amercian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2014)
2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
Took over as Houston's starting strongside linebacker in the third game of the season ... played in all 13 games with nine starts ... fifth on the team with 89 tackles ... led all linebackers with five pass breakups ... hit double-digit tackles in four games with a career-high 15 tackles vs. BYU ... totaled 14 tackles including a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss vs. Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl ... also had 11 stops vs. Rice and 10 at Rutgers ... had solo sacks vs. USF and Louisville and half sacks vs. Rice and BYU ... recovered two fumbles on the year against Memphis and UCF ... picked off first career pass vs. Cincinnati.
First Team All-District 5-5A ... Led his club to back-to-back district titles ... Versatile linebacker that played inside during his high school career but will be an outside linebacker in college ... Possesses great speed and good instincts ... Collected more than 100 total tackles as a senior, which included three sacks and four forced fumbles ... Helped the Longhorns to an 8-4 mark and a 6-1 league record ... Second Team All-District selection as a junior ... Honorable Mention Player of the Week by the Dallas Morning News after an incredible 17-tackle performance ... Added a blocked punt and a fumble recovery in the Nov. 12, 2010 win.
Undecided on a major.
Steven Taylor's Career Bests
Tackles: 15, BYU (2013)
Tackles for Loss: 3.5, Vanderbilt (2013)
Sacks: 1, 2x, last at Louisville (2013)
Interceptions: 1, Cincinnati (2013)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, 3x, last vs. Temple (2014)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. Temple (2014)
PBU: 1, 6x, last vs. UNLV (2014)
QBH: 1, UCF (2014)