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Jason Taylor (American football)

Jason Taylor (American football)
Jason Taylor in 2009.
NameJason Taylor
Width325px
CaptionJason Taylor in 2009.
CurrentteamMiami Dolphins
Currentnumber99
CurrentpositionplainOutside Linebacker / Defensive End
Birth DateSeptember 1, 1974(age 42)
Birth PlacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Heightft6
Heightin6
Weight250
CollegeAkron
Draftyear1997
Draftround3
Draftpick73
Debutyear1997
DebutteamMiami Dolphins
Pastteams * Miami Dolphins (1997 2007) * Washington Redskins (2008) * Miami Dolphins (2009) * New York Jets (2010) * Miami Dolphins (2011 Present)
Highlights * 2× First-team All-MAC (1995-1996) * 6× Pro Bowl selection (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) * 5× All-Pro selection (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006) * NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year (2000) * 2× AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2002, 2006) * 2× NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman Player of the Year (2005, 2006) * AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2006) * PFWA Defensive Player of the Year (2006) * Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (2007) * NFL's all time leader in fumble return touchdowns (6) * 100 Sacks Club * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
Statweek2
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue1564
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue2134.5
Statlabel3Interceptions
Statvalue38
Statlabel4Passes defensed
Statvalue466
Statlabel5Forced fumbles
Statvalue539
NflTAY338550
PfrTaylJa03

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Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.

A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Taylor was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, and is the NFL's all time leader in fumble return touchdowns (6).

Taylor has also played for the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets.


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