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Phil Taylor
DL #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
335
Age:
27
College:
Baylor
Hometown:
Clinton, Md.
Experience:
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 109 69 40 7.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2014 CLE 5 4 10 6 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CLE 15 15 26 14 12 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CLE 8 7 14 12 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 CLE 16 16 59 37 22 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PIT L 27-30 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NO W 26-24 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 BAL L 21-23 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @TEN W 29-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PIT W 31-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @JAC L 6-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 OAK W 23-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 TB W 22-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @CIN W 24-3 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns in first round (21st overall) of 2011 NFL Draft, April 28, 2011…Signed first contract, Aug. 3, 2011…Placed on reserve/physically unable to perform (chest, ankle), Aug. 27, 2012…Returned to practice, Oct. 24, 2012…Activated by Browns Nov. 2, 2012.

At a Glance:

  • Related to Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown.
  • Created the TaylorMade98 Foundation which was established in 2011 and encourages kids to be responsible leaders within their family and community.
  • Considers himself somewhat of a “nature geek”.
  • Has an impressive fish aquarium collection.

Career Highlights: A force in the middle of the Browns defensive line since joining the club as a first-round pick in 2011…Appeared in 39 games and has totaled 130 tackles and seven sacks…Started the 2012 season on reserve/PUP, missingthe first eight games after sustaining a pectoral injury in the offseason…One of three Browns rookies (Jabaal Sheard, Jason Pinkston) to start every game in 2011, marking the first time that two rookie DL started all 16 games for the same team in a year since 1992 (Tampa Bay: Santana Dotson and Mark Wheeler).

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played and started 15 games at NT, missing season finale with concussion…Recorded 57 tackles (27 solo), two sacks, 12 QB harassments, eight tackles for loss and one pass defensed...His 57 tackles ranked second among Browns DL...Finished fourth on club with eight tackles for loss...Amassed 12 QB harassments, tied for second most among Cleveland’s DL…Transitioned to NT from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense implemented in 2013…(9/8) vs. Mia.: Started first career game at NT…Plugged middle for defense that allowed only 20 rushing yards, tied for second-fewest in Browns history…(9/15) at Bal.: Fronted a defense that limited Ravens RB Ray Rice to 36 rushing yards on 13 attempts (2.8 avg.)…(9/22) at Min.: Posted six tackles (four solo) and first sack of season…(11/3) vs. Bal.: Helped limit Ravens Rice to 17 rushing yards on 11 attempts (1.5 avg.) and Baltimore to 55 rushing yards on 21 carries (2.6 avg.).

2012: Played in eight games with seven starts…Registered 14 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery… Started the season on reserve/PUP and missed the first eight games after sustaining a pectoral injury in the offseason…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Recorded a sack and a fumble recovery which was one of eight turnovers forced by the Browns defense on the day.

2011: Started all 16 games at DT…Named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team…Collected 59 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and a pass defensed…Tackle total was 11th among all NFL rookies and first among rookie linemen…Sack total was second among NFL rookie interior linemen, trailing only Tennessee’s Karl Klug (seven)…Along with DE Jabaal Sheard and LG Jason Pinkston, was one of three Browns rookies to start all 16 games in 2011…Along with Sheard, it marked the first time that two rookie DL have started all 16 games for the same team in the same year since 1992, when Tampa Bay’s Santana Dotson and Mark Wheeler started each contest…(9/25) vs. Mia.: Recorded first career sack…Also notched sacks at Oakland (10/16), at San Francisco (10/30) and against St. Louis (11/13).

College: Started 27 of 44 contests combined at both Penn State University (2006-07) and Baylor University (2009-10)…Collected 107 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, an interception and two blocked kicks…Started all 13 games as a senior, recording a career-best 62 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble en route to earning All-Big 12 second-team honors…In his first season at Baylor (2009), started nine of the 12 contests in which he appeared totaling 25 tackles, half a sack, and two blocked kicks…Saw action in 12 games, starting the final five, with 20 tackles, three sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries as a sophomore for Penn State…Part of a Nittany Lion defensive line that ranked seventh nationally in rushing defense (93.8 yard per game), allowing only three runs of longer than 18 yards in 449 attempts in 2007…Appeared in seven games as a true freshman…Graduated with a degree in general studies.

Personal: Given name is Phillip Eugene Taylor…Born in Georgetown, D.C…Related to Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown…Traveled to Kenya on a mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2010…High School: Attended Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines… Earned all-state and Washington All-Metro first-team honors as a senior after recording 77 tackles and 10 sacks…Also played baseball and threw shot put for the track and field team…Community Interests: Created the TaylorMade98 Foundation, which was established in 2011 to encourage kids to be responsible leaders within their family and community…Founded the “TaylorMade98” season ticket program, which provides tickets, apparel and food for kids…Established the “We Are West Texas” campaign, which sells t-shirts, with all proceeds being donated to the families of the first responders of the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas…Provides holiday gift shopping for local area youth with his “Shop with a Jock” event…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself somewhat of a “nature geek”…Loves dogs and has an impressive fish aquarium at home...Favorite musician is Notorious B.I.G…Considers Martin his favorite TV show…An avid video gamer, likes playing Call of Duty online against friends…Resides in Naples, Fla.

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns in first round (21st overall) of 2011 NFL Draft, April 28, 2011…Signed first contract, Aug. 3, 2011…Placed on reserve/physically unable to perform (chest, ankle), Aug. 27, 2012…Returned to practice, Oct. 24, 2012…Activated by Browns Nov. 2, 2012.

At a Glance:

  • Related to Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown.
  • Created the TaylorMade98 Foundation which was established in 2011 and encourages kids to be responsible leaders within their family and community.
  • Considers himself somewhat of a “nature geek”.
  • Has an impressive fish aquarium collection.

Career Highlights: A force in the middle of the Browns defensive line since joining the club as a first-round pick in 2011…Appeared in 39 games and has totaled 130 tackles and seven sacks…Started the 2012 season on reserve/PUP, missingthe first eight games after sustaining a pectoral injury in the offseason…One of three Browns rookies (Jabaal Sheard, Jason Pinkston) to start every game in 2011, marking the first time that two rookie DL started all 16 games for the same team in a year since 1992 (Tampa Bay: Santana Dotson and Mark Wheeler).

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played and started 15 games at NT, missing season finale with concussion…Recorded 57 tackles (27 solo), two sacks, 12 QB harassments, eight tackles for loss and one pass defensed...His 57 tackles ranked second among Browns DL...Finished fourth on club with eight tackles for loss...Amassed 12 QB harassments, tied for second most among Cleveland’s DL…Transitioned to NT from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense implemented in 2013…(9/8) vs. Mia.: Started first career game at NT…Plugged middle for defense that allowed only 20 rushing yards, tied for second-fewest in Browns history…(9/15) at Bal.: Fronted a defense that limited Ravens RB Ray Rice to 36 rushing yards on 13 attempts (2.8 avg.)…(9/22) at Min.: Posted six tackles (four solo) and first sack of season…(11/3) vs. Bal.: Helped limit Ravens Rice to 17 rushing yards on 11 attempts (1.5 avg.) and Baltimore to 55 rushing yards on 21 carries (2.6 avg.).

2012: Played in eight games with seven starts…Registered 14 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery… Started the season on reserve/PUP and missed the first eight games after sustaining a pectoral injury in the offseason…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Recorded a sack and a fumble recovery which was one of eight turnovers forced by the Browns defense on the day.

2011: Started all 16 games at DT…Named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team…Collected 59 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and a pass defensed…Tackle total was 11th among all NFL rookies and first among rookie linemen…Sack total was second among NFL rookie interior linemen, trailing only Tennessee’s Karl Klug (seven)…Along with DE Jabaal Sheard and LG Jason Pinkston, was one of three Browns rookies to start all 16 games in 2011…Along with Sheard, it marked the first time that two rookie DL have started all 16 games for the same team in the same year since 1992, when Tampa Bay’s Santana Dotson and Mark Wheeler started each contest…(9/25) vs. Mia.: Recorded first career sack…Also notched sacks at Oakland (10/16), at San Francisco (10/30) and against St. Louis (11/13).

College: Started 27 of 44 contests combined at both Penn State University (2006-07) and Baylor University (2009-10)…Collected 107 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, an interception and two blocked kicks…Started all 13 games as a senior, recording a career-best 62 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble en route to earning All-Big 12 second-team honors…In his first season at Baylor (2009), started nine of the 12 contests in which he appeared totaling 25 tackles, half a sack, and two blocked kicks…Saw action in 12 games, starting the final five, with 20 tackles, three sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries as a sophomore for Penn State…Part of a Nittany Lion defensive line that ranked seventh nationally in rushing defense (93.8 yard per game), allowing only three runs of longer than 18 yards in 449 attempts in 2007…Appeared in seven games as a true freshman…Graduated with a degree in general studies.

Personal: Given name is Phillip Eugene Taylor…Born in Georgetown, D.C…Related to Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown…Traveled to Kenya on a mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2010…High School: Attended Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines… Earned all-state and Washington All-Metro first-team honors as a senior after recording 77 tackles and 10 sacks…Also played baseball and threw shot put for the track and field team…Community Interests: Created the TaylorMade98 Foundation, which was established in 2011 to encourage kids to be responsible leaders within their family and community…Founded the “TaylorMade98” season ticket program, which provides tickets, apparel and food for kids…Established the “We Are West Texas” campaign, which sells t-shirts, with all proceeds being donated to the families of the first responders of the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas…Provides holiday gift shopping for local area youth with his “Shop with a Jock” event…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself somewhat of a “nature geek”…Loves dogs and has an impressive fish aquarium at home...Favorite musician is Notorious B.I.G…Considers Martin his favorite TV show…An avid video gamer, likes playing Call of Duty online against friends…Resides in Naples, Fla.

 

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