- 6' 1
- 210 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Hampton, Va.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year … Also named the offensive player of the year and the first-team quarterback … Won the Dudley Award, given to the state’s top Division I football player … The leader of the Tech offense … Has thrown for 2,521 yards and 23 touchdowns with just four interceptions on 172-of-284 passing … Has also rushed for 637 yards and five scores … Has grown and matured as a quarterback … Possesses a tremendous amount of confidence and is making the right decisions … A hard worker who has become a better passer, while continuing to make plays with his feet … Set school records this season for career total offense, career passing yards, career rushing yards by a quarterback, career wins by a starting quarterback, career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and touchdown passes in a season.
2010: Passed for two touchdowns against Boise State and led the team with 73 yards rushing … Rushed for 86 yards against JMU and threw for a touchdown … Tossed a pair of TD passes against ECU … Completed 16 of 21 passes for 237 yards in the Boston College game … Threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner, and rushed for 121 yards at NC State … Had 127 yards on the ground, including TD runs of 72 and 15 yards, against Central Michigan … Also passed for a touchdown in that game … Rushed for one touchdown and passed for three more in the Wake Forest game … Completed 19 of 27 passes for 292 yards … Hit 13 of 17 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns against Duke … Threw a TD pass in the Georgia Tech game … Threw for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns at UNC … Made a clutch 18-yard touchdown run at Miami and added a 43-yard TD pass … Passed for 176 yards and a touchdown against Virginia … Named the MVP of the ACC Championship Game after tossing three touchdown passes and running for a fourth TD.
2009: Started every game, completing 136 of 243 passes for 2,311 yards, 13 TDs and just five interceptions … Also had 370 yards rushing on 106 carries … Completed just nine of 20 passes for 91 yards against Alabama and was sacked five times … Hit on 9 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns during the Marshall game … Also turned in a 46-yard run and finished with 58 rushing yards on seven carries … Engineered an 88-yard game-winning drive in the final two minutes of the Nebraska game … Scrambled long enough to complete an 81-yard pass to Danny Coale … Moved around for nine seconds before hitting an 11-yard TD pass to Dyrell Roberts with just 21 seconds left … Hit 12 of 27 passes for 192 yards in the game … Rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries against Miami … Completed four passes, all for first downs, for 98 yards and one touchdown … Had a personal-best 327 yards passing at Duke, completing 17 of 22 passes … Tossed two touchdown passes … Added two more scoring passes in the BC game, completing 7 of 10 attempts for 126 yards … Ran 22 yards for a touchdown at Georgia Tech and had a 7-yard TD pass … Suffered two interceptions, his first since the opening game … Scored both of Tech’s touchdowns against UNC on 1-yard runs … Also passed for 161 yards … Had a key 13-yard touchdown run at East Carolina, finishing the game with 61 yards on 11 carries … Passed for 268 yards and a career-best three touchdowns in the Maryland game … Added 81 more yards on eight rushes … Passed for 197 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Boykin during the NC State game … Rushed for 34 yards and passed for 185 yards during a win at Virginia … Ran for a touchdown and completed 10 of 17 passes for 209 yards during the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Tennessee … Was a Super Iron Hokie during off-season testing … Earned 100% Effort Awards for four of the team’s six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts … Completed 15 of 25 passes during spring scrimmages for 287 yards, three TDs and no interceptions … Was 4-for-8 in the Maroon-White game for 76 yards … Won the George Preas award as the offensive MVP of the spring … Also earned the President’s Award as the offensive player who demonstrated the most outstanding leadership during the off-season program and spring workouts.
2008: Opened the season as a redshirt but saw the decision reversed … Played nearly 600 snaps over 12 games … Completed 99 of 173 passes for 1,036 yards, two TDs and seven interceptions … Rushed 147 times for 738 yards and seven TDs … Played 41 snaps against Furman and rushed for 112 yards on 14 carries … Turned in a 50-yard scramble to set up a touchdown … Completed 4 of 5 passes for 26 yards … Rushed for a key TD in the Georgia Tech win … Ran for 74 yards on 15 carries … Threw a pair of interceptions at UNC but engineered a pair of second-half scoring drives in the win … Passed 21 times, completing 11 for 125 yards, and added 35 yards on the ground … Produced 258 yards of total offense at Nebraska … Ran for 87 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while completing 9 of 15 passes for 171 yards … Threw his first touchdown pass of the season against WKU, a 27-yarder to Greg Boone … Completed 10 of 15 passes for 125 yards and rushed for 30 yards … Rushed for 110 yards on 15 carries against BC but was just 12-for-27 passing for 90 yards … Suffered an ankle injury on the first play from scrimmage in the FSU game … Missed the Maryland game … Returned and played 33 snaps at Miami, contributing touchdown runs of 14 and 6 yards … Rushed 14 times for 43 yards and completed 6 of 12 passes for 75 yards … Struggled in a start against Duke, tossing two interceptions and losing a pair of fumbles … Rushed nine times for 39 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter … Had a personal-best 137 yards rushing on 16 carries against Virginia, including a spectacular 73-yard run … Also passed for 137 yards, completing 12 of 18 attempts, one of which went for a TD … Posted touchdown runs of 5 and 4 yards during the first half of Tech’s ACC Championship game win against BC … Completed 11 of 19 passes for 84 yards with one interception in that game … Ran 17 yards for a touchdown in Tech’s win over Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl … Finished with 47 yards rushing and completed 13 of 22 passes for 140 yards … Improved in all four major lifts on the way to Super Iron Hokie honors during the off-season … Won the President’s Award for his leadership during the off-season program and spring workouts … Also earned the George Preas Award as the offensive MVP … Had a 65-yard TD run in the first spring scrimmage … Completed 5 of 10 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in one scrimmage and was 6-for-9 with two TDs in another … Was 16 of 33 for 188 yards and a touchdown in the Maroon-White game.
2007: Entered the season No. 2 at quarterback … Was called on to play late in the first half at LSU … Led the Hokies on their only touchdown drive of the game, scoring on a 1-yard run … Rushed for 44 yards on nine carries and completed 7 of 18 passes for 62 yards … Was named the Hokies’ starting quarterback the following Monday … Made his first start against Ohio … Completed 18 of 31 passes for 287 yards … Had a 6-yard touchdown run … Played the first half against William & Mary … Completed 6 of 13 passes for 72 yards … Picked up his first touchdown pass, a 34-yard screen to Branden Ore … Added 52 yards rushing on five carries, including a 45-yard scamper … Rushed for a TD against UNC … Suffered his first interception against the Tar Heels … Rushed for 118 yards on 15 carries at Clemson and tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Justin Harper … Completed 5 of 7 passes for 88 yards and one TD before suffering a high ankle sprain at the beginning of the second quarter at Duke … Did not play against Boston College or Georgia Tech … Returned to action against Florida State … Did not start, but ended up earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors after passing for two touchdowns and running for another … Hit 10 of 15 passes for 204 yards and rushed 17 times for 92 yards … Split time against Miami until leaving with a pulled muscle in his side early in the third quarter … Ran seven times for 28 yards and completed 1 of 2 passes for 5 yards … Turned in two key touchdown runs on the goal line at Virginia … Made a key 31-yard run during a fourth-quarter drive that put Tech ahead for good in its ACC title game against BC … Suffered an interception during the Orange Bowl game and completed just 1 of 3 three passes … Played in 11 games, with five starts … Was second on the team in rushing with 429 yards and six TDs on 102 carries … Completed 72 of 134 passes for 927 yards and five touchdowns, while being intercepted three times … Won Iron Hokie recognition during the off-season, turning in a 40-inch vertical jump … Completed 21 of 40 passes for 202 yards and two TDs during three spring scrimmages … Was 11-for-19 passing for 67 yards during the Maroon-White game … Was intercepted once … Rushed 11 times for 7 yards.
High School: A PARADE All-American as an all-purpose player … Rated the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals … In three years as a starter for Coach Mike Smith at Hampton, accounted for 7,690 yards of total offense and 100 touchdowns … Passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns while rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 scores in his time as a starter … A two-time first-team all-state performer who finished his senior year with over 2,300 total yards and 36 touchdowns … Completed 85 of 164 passes for 1,538 yards and 15 touchdowns with just four interceptions and ran for 788 yards and 21 scores … Named the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia as a senior … Named first-team all-state by the AP as a utility player … Named first-team all-state by the VHSCA as a quarterback … A first-team quarterback and a second-team defensive back on the Daily Press All-Stars Football Team … Rushed for 1,044 yards and 21 touchdowns while passing for 1,544 yards and nine scores as a junior, leading Hampton to its 17th state championship … For his junior year performance, earned VHSCA and AP first-team all-state honors … The Offensive Player of the Year and first-team quarterback on the Daily Press All-Stars Football team … As a sophomore, earned first-team quarterback Daily Press All-Stars Football honors after passing for 2,062 yards and 20 touchdowns and running for 714 yards and 14 scores … Named a second-team all-state selection by the AP as a quarterback … Ranked the No. 6 quarterback in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 16 player in the country on the ESPN 150 … Listed as the No. 20 overall player in the country and the No. 1 athlete in the country by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 27 player overall in the nation by that same publication … A SuperPrep Postseason All-American … A member of the PrepStar Dream Team … Earned a spot in the 2006 Nike Elite 11 quarterbacks camp … A member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 … Ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times, Rivals, SuperPrep and Scout … Listed as the No. 4 quarterback in the country by Scout … An All-America and All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar.
Personal: Tyrod Taylor … Born 8/3/89 in Hampton, VA … Son of Rodney and Trina Taylor … Majoring apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).