• 2015 Phil Steele's AAC Second Team
• 2015 The American Athletic Conference's Second Team
• American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 2, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12, 2015)
• 2015 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas First Team
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Third Team
• 2015 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Fourth Team
• Amercian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2014)
• 2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
2015: Started all 13 games at linebacker for the Cougars...Tallied six tackles and a sack against Temple in the American Championship game...Led team with 12 tackles, had two tackles for a loss of five yards with a QBH at UConn...Tallied seven tackles in win over Memphis...Had an interceptio returned for five yards, a PBU and three QBH in win over Cincinnati...Recorded 12 tackles for second-most on team in shutout win over Vanderbilt...Also an interception and returned it 25 yards, while recording a QBH vs. Commodores...Tallied five tackles and a PBU in win at UCF...Had three tackles, one for loss in win at Tulane...Finished with eight tackles, three sacks for a loss of 33 yards and four tackles for a loss of 34 yards, along with a fumble recovery and three QBH to lead the Houston defense in win over SMU...Had a career-high 16 tackles, 3.0 sacks for a loss of 14 yards, 4.0 total tackles for a loss of 16 yards to lead the defense in win at Tulsa...Recorded five tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss in win over Texas State...Had five tackles in a win at Louisville...Also tallied a blocked field goal, quarterback hurry and pass breakup vs. the Cardinals...Was Houston’s second leading tackler in the season opener against Tennessee Tech with seven solo tackles...Also recorded a sack, three tackles for a loss and a quarterback hurry.
2014: Appeared in 12 of the 13 games in 2014 for the Cougars, while making 10 starts at linebacker ... finished the season as the second leading tackler on the team with 76 stops, including nine tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... recorded one tackle in Houston's Armed Forces bowl win over Pittsburgh ... 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.
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: 16, Tulsa (2015)
Tackles for Loss: 4.0, twice, last vs. SMU (2015)
Sacks: 3.0, twice, last vs. SMU (2015)
Interceptions: 1, 3x, last vs. Cincinnati (2015)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, 3x, last vs. Temple (2014)
Fumbles Forced: 1, 3x, last vs. SMU (2015)
PBU: 1, 10x, last vs. Cincinnati (2015)
QBH: 3, twice, last vs. Cincinnati (2015)
FG Block: 1, at Louisville (2015)