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#9 Richard Taylor
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
High School: Centerville HS

An athletic, six-year defensive back who played a reserve role in 2005 and 2006 before missing most of 2007 with a knee injury ... gained another year of eligibility in the spring of 2009 from the NCAA after earning a medical redshirt ... played in 35 career games, mostly on special teams ... an Iron Terp from 2005-07 ... also saw action on the Terps track team in his career.

As a Redshirt Senior (2009): Played in all 12 games at cornerback and on special teams ... had a career-high tying three tackles vs. James Madison (9/12) ... had his first career interception vs. NC State (11/7) ... pick came in the end zone to thwart a Wolfpack scoring drive ... sat out the spring while recovering from off-season knee surgery.

As a Senior (2008): Played in the first three games of the season on special teams ... suffering a season-ending knee injury vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20).

As a Junior (2007): Did not see game action ... injured his left knee during the final week of spring practice ... missed preseason camp and most of the season while rehabbing the knee ... was cleared to play late in the season, but did not get on the field ... recorded the eighth-highest strength index on the team (tops among DBs) in spring testing.

As a Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and on special teams ... posted six tackles on the season .... notched one tackle vs. FIU ... recorded two tackles, one unassisted against MTSU ... recorded a career-high three tackles, all solo, in the season opener vs. Willliam & Mary (9/2) ... also broke up a pass, the first of his career, vs. the Tribe ... ran sprints (60 meters) for the Terp track team in the spring ... posted a 37½-inch vertical jump in the spring.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2005): Played in seven games, including each of the last four ... made one tackle on the season, posting an assisted stop vs. NC State (11/26).

As a Freshman (2004): Redshirt season ... did not get much work due to a shoulder injury.

At Centreville High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter who played tailback, cornerback and outside linebacker ... in nine games, rushed for 1,452 yards (161.3 ypg) and 16 touchdowns ... also had two receiving TDs ... rushed for over 750 yards in six games as a junior, but moved to OLB in the last four games to help a depleted defense ... second team all-state (Virginia High School Coaches Association), all-district and all-region as a senior ... also earned second team All-Met honors from The Washington Post ... selected to George Michael's Golden 11 team ... a Mid-Atlantic all-region pick by SuperPrep ... also an all-region selection by PrepStar ... lettered three years in basketball ... also recruited by Georgia Tech and Boston College ... coached by Mike Skinner.

Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1985 ... parents are Curtis and Abigail Taylor ... brothers played football at Purdue (Curtis) and South Carolina State (Steve) ... a communications major who graduated in December, 2007 ... also pursued a graduate degree in real estate development.

Taylor's Career Statistics

Defense	G-GS	UT	AT	TT	TFL	Sacks	FC	FR	PBU	Int.
2005	7-0	0	1	1	0.0-0	0.0-0	0	0	0	0-0
2006	13-0	4	2	6	0.0-0	0.0-0	0	0	1	0-0
2007	0-0	0	0	0	0.0-0	0.0-0	0	0	0	0-0
2008	3-0	0	0	0	0.0-0	0.0-0	0	0	0	0-0
2009	12-0	4	4	8	0.5-3	0.0-0	0	0	0	1-0
Career	35-0	8	7	15	0.5-3	0.0-0	0	0	1	1-0

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