Bobby Taylor

Longview (TX)

Bobby Taylor was a three-year starter for the Lobo football team from 1989-91. During those three years, he was a two-time all-state honoree and was named a USA Today High School All-American. He was also part of Longview’s 1992 state championship Lobo basketball team as well as running a leg on the state champion 1,600-meter relay team. Taylor was also named to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2009, he was a first-team selection at defensive back on the University Interscholastic League’s All-Century Football Team. After LHS, Taylor played cornerback at Notre Dame from 1992-94, earning All-America honors in 1994. After Notre Dame, he was a second-round draft pick and played 10 seasons in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-2003 and for the Seattle Seahawks in 2004. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2002. In his 10 NFL seasons, he appeared in 129 regular season games, starting in 109 of them. He had 384 tackles and four quarterback sacks, 19 interceptions for 224 interception return yards and two touchdowns. He is also the only Lobo football player whose uniform number (24) has been retired.

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