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48 Jeremy Taylor

Returns as a valuable part of the Aggies defense … Has been a major part of the Aggies special teams and a capable backup when needed … Will fight for playing time in 2016 at rover/linebacker positions … Has good coverage skills and makes good open-field tackles … Has played in 24 games with two starts … Has made 49 tackles (28 unassisted), five tackles for loss and four sacks … Has 95 ½ inch reach and improved his vertical jump improved from 31 inches to 34 inches … The last time he ran the 40-yard dash he ran a 4.47 seconds … Played high school football with current teammates Angelo and Denzel Keyes.

2015 Season: Played in 12 games without a start … Made 22 tackles (17 unassisted) with 2.5 tackles for loss … Eleven of his tackles came on special teams as he ranked second on the team in special teams tackles … Made four solo tackles at Norfolk State on Oct. 10 in a 27-3 win … Made two sacks and two special teams tackles in the game.

2014 Season: Played in 12 games with two starts…Made 27 tackles (11 unassisted), had 2.5 tackles for loss (15 yards lost) and two sacks (14 yards lost) … Also had six pass defenses and he recovered a fumble…Got the start against Alabama A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 31 and had three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble…Posted four tackles and broke up a pass in a 59-0 win over Chowan at Aggie Stadium on Sept. 20.

High School: Played high school football at Kinston High where he led the Vikings to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2AA championship game in 2011…Made 46 solo and 49 assisted tackles for a total of 95 during his senior season…Made 18 tackles in a 48-21 win over First Flight on Nov. 2, 2012…Recorded 10 tackles in a 36-0 win over South Lenoir on Aug. 24, 2012…Made three sacks on the season…Offensively, he had 240 yards receiving and three touchdowns on 16 receptions…Helped the Kinston High basketball team to the 2012 NCHSAA Class 2AA title by averaging 4.2 points per game....Was named Eastern Plains conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors...Finished fourth in North Carolina in the  triple jump...Earned the Marines Scholar Athlete award, was the treasurer for his National Honor Society and served on the school's student government

Personal: Full name is Jeremy Latrell Taylor...He is the son of Cynthia and Jasper Taylor, Jr...Was born on January 5, 1995...Majors in computer in science.

Position: Line Backer
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 181
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kinston, N.C.
High School: Kinston
Major: Computer Engineering
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