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Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor 2016
Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor in game with the Buffalo Bills in 2015.
Cleveland BrownsNo. 5
Quarterback
Born:
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career Highlights and Awards
College: Virginia Tech
Year(s): 2011
Debuted with: Baltimore Ravens
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Passing TD's     51 TD's
Interceptions     18 INT
Passing yards     9,056
QB Rating     91.2 QBR
Rushing Yards / TD's     1,711 / 17 TD's
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • Pro Bowl (2015)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2010)
  • 3x ACC Champion (2007, 2008, 2010)

Tyrod Taylor is a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL), who most recently, was the starting quarterback for the NFL's Buffalo Bills. He played college football with Virginia Tech, and was the starting quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team from the start of the 2008 college football season through the 2011 Orange Bowl, the final game of the 2010 college football season for Virginia Tech.

CareerEdit

Tyrod was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and served as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco, including during the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor was signed by the Buffalo Bills as a free agent in 2015, taking over the starting quarterback duties that season. He would make one Pro Bowl appearance (2015) before being traded to the Browns in March 2018.

High school careerEdit

At Hampton High School, in Hampton, Virginia, Taylor was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track.[1] In football, he helped lead the team as a quarterback, while also becoming the team's kick returner and safety. During his four years as starter, he led the team to a 34-4 record. He accumulated 7,690 yards of offense and scored 100 total touchdowns, breaking every passing record of previous Hampton standout Anthony Mastrocola.[2] He passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 touchdowns.[3]

When Taylor graduated from Hampton in 2007, he was rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback at Rivals.com. ESPN.com rated him the No. 3 overall quarterback, while Scout.com said he's the nation's seventh-best passer.[4] Taylor, who is 6'1" and 200 pounds, ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.

Taylor narrowed his final two choices down to Virginia Tech and the University of Florida, and eventually chose to attend Virginia Tech.[5]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On March 9, 2018, the Bills agreed to trade Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for a 2018 third-round draft pick.[6] The deal became official on March 14, 2018, at the start of the NFL year.[7]

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