Steven Taylor
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    Steven Taylor

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Cedar Hill, Texas

    High School:
    Cedar Hill HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 220

    Position:
    LB

    • Amercian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2014)
    • 2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team

    2014: Appeared in 11-of-the-12 regular-season games, while making nine starts at linebacker ... finished the season as the second leading tackler on the team with 75 stops, including nine tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... had his third double-digit tackle game of the season with 10 to go along with a tackle for loss in the regular season finale at Cincinnati ... registered six tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble at SMU ... picked up a season-high 13 tackles including one for a loss against Tulsa ... compiled seven tackles in the Tulane game ... had three tackles for loss and a sack to go along with six tackles at USF ... forced and recovered a fumble along with his seven tackles in the win over Temple ... picked up his first sack of the season to go along with six tackles at Memphis ... tallied five tackles and a quarterback hurry against UCF ... forced a fumble and reached the double-digit tackle plateau for the first time in 2014 with 10 at BYU ... had three tackles in the team's shutout win against Grambling.

    2013: 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.

    2012: Redshirted.

    High School: 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.

    Personal: Majoring in health ... son of Vicky and Steven Taylor Sr. ... lists his father as the most influential person in his life ... uncle, Beaufort Taylor, played football at New Mexico State.

    Steven Taylor's Career Bests
    Tackles:
    15, BYU (2013)
    Tackles for Loss:
    3, twice last at USF (2014)
    Sacks:
    1, 4x, last at USF (2014)
    Interceptions:
    1, Cincinnati (2013)
    Fumbles Recovered:
    1, 3x, last vs. Temple (2014)
    Fumbles Forced:
    1, twice, last vs. Temple (2014)
    PBU:
    1, 7x, last at Memphis(2014)
    QBH: 1, twice, last vs. Temple (2014)

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