Chiefs Finally Draft Offensive Lineman

OVERVIEW
Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection … All-America candidate who appeared on the watch list for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in 2006 … received 2006 preseason All-America honors from Athlon and NationalChamps.net… Started 48 consecutive games, representing every Horned Frog game over the last four seasons, the most in TCU history … Played at both right and left tackle … very athletic… a vocal leader who is a smart and tough player… was the lone returning starter on the TCU offensive line.

2006 SEASON
First-team All-Mountain West Conference for the second straight season … a preseason All-American by Athlon, Street & Smith’s, The Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America and NationalChamps.net …appeared on the watch list for the Lombardi Trophy and Outland Trophy …started all 48 games in his TCU career … anchored a Frog offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (13) in the Mountain West Conference and the sixth-lowest total in the nation … totaled 36 knockdown blocks while surrendering just one coverage sack on the year … posted a season-best five knockdowns against Wyoming and New Mexico

2005 SEASON
A first team All-Mountain West Conference selection… started all 12 games at right tackle… allowed just one sack on the year… instrumental in TCU surrendering the second-fewest sacks (18) in the Mountain West Conference regular season… received team Player of the Week honors in the season-opening 17-10 win at Oklahoma (Sept. 3)… recorded nine knockdown blocks against Army (Oct. 15)… also had five knockdowns versus Oklahoma, BYU (Sept. 24) and Air Force (Oct. 22).

2004 SEASON
Started every game at right tackle…helped TCU to rank third in Conference USA and 19th in the country in scoring offense (32.9 points per game), third in C-USA and 19th in the nation in total offense (430.7 yards per game) and second in C-USA and 19th in the land in passing offense (264.6 yards per game).

2002 SEASON
Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle… earned C-USA all-Freshman and honorable mention freshman all-America recognition… TCU was one of six schools in the country to average over 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing per game.

2002 SEASON
Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a two-time first-team all-district pick at Hightower High School… was a first-team all-Greater Houston honoree and was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year award… earned third-team all-state honors… was a member of the Houston Chronicle State Top 100 and the Lubbock Avalanche Journal State Top 100… lettered in football, baseball and track… high school football coach was Kevin O’Keefe… turned down Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Kansas to sign with the Frogs.

PERSONAL
Herbert Reginald Taylor II was born September 22, 1984… parents are Herbert Taylor, Sr. and Maxine Whitfield… is an advertising/public relations major with a minor in social work.


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