- Defensive Tackle
- 6' 2
- 268 lbs.
- High School/Other
- South Stanly
- Norwood, N.C.
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Updated: June 11, 2013
2012: Was in on nine snaps against Austin Peay … Did not dress for any other games … Recorded a 390-pound bench press, a personal-best 405-pound front squat and a 315-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing … Spent spring practice working at tackles … Had five tackles, including a sack and two other tackles behind the line during the first spring scrimmage.
2011: Pushed for playing time, but injuries slowed him down in the preseason … Did not dress for any games … His 395-pound bench press was the second-best among defensive lineman during the off-season … Picked up some reps at tackle during the spring.
2010: Enrolled at Tech for second semester in January … Participated in off-season workouts … Worked at end during spring practice.
Prep School: Attended Hargrave Military Academy for the fall semester … Played defensive end for Coach Troy Davis.
High School: A PrepStar All-Atlantic Region Team member as a defensive lineman for Coach Luke Little at South Stanly High … Listed as the No. 30 defensive end in the country and the No. 16 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals … Rated as the No. 66 defensive end in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked the No. 108 defensive end in the country and the No. 21 player in the state by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 14 player on the North Carolina 48 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep … Missed the first four games of his senior season, but ended up leading the Yadkin Valley conference in sacks with 16 and earned all-conference honors.
Personal: Justin Taylor … Born 5/5/92 in Albemarle, NC … Son of Sandra Ledbetter … Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with a concentration in consumer studies.