Returns as the most experienced defender on the team ... Center back around which the Tech defense is built ... Imposing frame with good air game and decent recover pace makes him one of the top center backs in the league ... Reads the game well ... Has the ability to be dangerous on set plays.
2004: Recorded his first collegiate point on an assist in the loss to No. 13 Penn State ... Made the Penn State Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... Started all 20 games during his freshman season ... Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Club: Played for Reston FC ... Team was Nike Cup, Disney Showcase and Dallas Cup finalist.
High School: Rookie of the Year in 2001 at Thomas Jefferson ... Honorable Mention All-Met in 2002 ... First team All-District in 2002.
Personal: Born December 23, 1985 in Reston, Va. ... The son of Lydia and Lee Taylor ... Majoring in English.