Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Played in seven games … Made three tackles while in on 45 special teams plays … Saw action on special teams in the season opener against Alabama and against Marshall … Appeared on special teams in the win over Pittsburgh … Was in on six special teams plays against Duke … Made a tackle while in on four special teams plays in the win at Miami … Made a tackle while in on special teams against Maryland … Saw action on special teams in the win at Virginia.
2012: Continued to provide good looks for the defense while working at tailback on the scout team … Recorded a 280-pound bench press, a 380-pound front squat and a personal best 245-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing … Improved his front squat to 390 pounds during the off-season and added a personal-best 300-pound clean … Had a pair of carries for 9 yards in the final spring scrimmage … Also caught a 6-yard pass.
2011: Was redshirted during the fall … Posted a 36-inch vertical jump during spring strength and conditioning tests … Worked at tailback during spring drills.
High School: Played for Coach Craig Gill at Buckingham County High School … Was captain of his team his senior season … As a senior, was named offensive player of the year, first-team all-district, all-Region B and all-state … The Central Virginia Offensive Player of the Year … The Old Spice Player of the Year … Participated in the 2011 state all-star game … Ran for 2,300 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, inlcluding a 301-yard, four-touchdown game against Cumberland County … As a junior, was the offensive player of the year and first-team all-district … In two years of playing, rushed for 3,690 yards and 43 touchdowns … Also had three punt returns for scores … Set the Buckinghma County High single-season rushing record and single-game rushing recrod … Also ran track, participating in the 100 meter and long jump … Played baseball, as well.
Personal: Maurice Allen Taylor … Born 10/16/92 … Son of the late Berman M. Taylor and René A. Carwile … Majoring in agribusiness with a concentration in agribusiness management.