Tyrod Diallo Taylor, a quarterback with the National Football League’s New York Giants, was born on August 3, 1989. (NFL).
He played collegiate football for Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies win the 2009 and 2011 Orange Bowls as a senior.
He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and acted as Joe Flacco’s backup, including during the Ravens’ triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
After becoming the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills that season and being invited to the Pro Bowl, Taylor was signed by the team as a free agent in 2015. He contributed to the Bills earning their first playoff spot in 17 years in 2017.
In March 2018, he was dealt to the Cleveland Browns, and the Bills selected Josh Allen to take his place. Taylor later won the starting job with the Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, and ultimately the Houston Texans; however, he missed all three games due to injuries and was in each case replaced by a rookie in Baker Mayfield, Justin Herbert, or Davis Mills.
Taylor participated in football, basketball, and track as a three-sport athlete at Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia.
He served as the team’s quarterback in football and also took on the roles of kick returner and safety. He coached the squad to a 34-4 record in his four seasons as a starter. He racked up 7,690 yards of total offense and 100 touchdowns. While rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 touchdowns, he tossed for 5,144 yards and 44 scores.
When Taylor left Hampton in 2007, Rivals.com ranked him as the top dual-threat quarterback. He was ranked as the third-best quarterback overall on ESPN.com, and the seventh-best passer in the country according to Scout.com.
Taylor, who is 6’1″ and weighs 200 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Taylor with the 180th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Ravens had previously obtained the pick from the St. Louis Rams in a transaction that sent Mark Clayton to St. Louis.
He was the 11th quarterback taken that year. Even though many of the other 31 teams thought he belonged at wide receiver instead, the Ravens started him at quarterback.
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Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).