- Jim Taylor (American football)
birthdate=birth date and age|1935|9|20
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Green Bay Packers(1958-1966)
New Orleans Saints(1967)
Pro Bowlselection (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)
All-Proselection (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966)
NFLchampion (1961, 1962, 1965)
Super Bowlchampion (I)
* 1962 AP NFL MVP
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
* Packers Hall of Fame
* Packers career rushing yards leader (8,597)
James Charles "Jim" Taylor (born
September 20, 1935) is a former professional American footballfullback in the National Football League. Taylor played for ten seasons, from 1958-67.He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, inducted in the summer of 1976.
"Jimmy" Taylor was a star athlete at
Baton Rouge High School.
college footballat LSU.
Green Bay Packers
Taylor was selected in the second round of the
1958 NFL Draft, the 15th overall pick. He holds many Packers' records, including career rushing yards, touchdowns, single-season touchdowns. He won the NFL rushing title in 1962, the only season that Jim Browndid not lead the league during his nine year career. Taylor's single-season yardage mark (1474) was not surpassed by a Packer until Ahman Greenran for 1883 yards in 2003. At retirement, Taylor's 83 career rushing touchdowns placed him behind only Jim Brown.
Taylor was a member of four NFL championship teams (1961, 1962, 1965, and 1966), where he was teamed in the backfield with halfback
Paul Hornung. In the Packers 16-7 championship win over the New York Giantsin 1962, Taylor set a championship record with 31 carries (for 85 yards) and scored Green Bay's only touchdown of the game. In Green Bay's 1965 championship win, he rushed for 97 yards. In January 1967, Taylor and the Packers played in Super Bowl I, in which they easily defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. Taylor was the top rusher of the game with 56 rushing yards and a touchdown (with his score being the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history).
Although not exceptional in size, Jim Taylor was a physical fullback who often won legendary duels with
linebacker Sam Huff. Taylor was selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls from 1960-64. He fumbled only 34 times in the 2,173 times he handled the ball (1.56% of his touches.)
New Orleans Saints
In 1967, Taylor played a season with the expansion
New Orleans Saints, a year later Jim Taylor retired from pro football.
He finished his career with 8,597 yards and 83 rushing touchdowns, highlighted by his five straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 1960-1964. Taylor also caught 225 passes for 1756 yards and 10 touchdowns, and returned 7 kickoffs for 185 yards, giving him a total of 10,539 net yards and 93 touchdowns. His 8207 rushing yards with the Packers remains a franchise record.
Taylor currently is in charge of a company called PDG.
* [http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=211 Pro Football Hall of Fame] - Jim Taylor
* [http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/players.nsf/ID/03920004 Jim Taylor's NFL statistics]
* [http://www.footballcardgallery.com/player/Jim+Taylor/ Gallery of Jim Taylor football cards]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Jim Burt (American football) — NFL player Name=Jim Burt DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1959|6|7|mf=y Birthplace= Orchard Park, NY DateOfDeath= College=Miami (FL) Position=Nose tackle DraftedYear= DraftedRound= Stats=yes PFR=BurtJi00 DatabaseFootball=BURTJIM01 NFL= years=1981… … Wikipedia
Jim Bates (American football coach) — Infobox NFL Coach name = Jim Bates birthdate = birth date and age|1946|05|31 birthplace = Pontiac, Michigan current position = current team = specialty (sports) = 4 3 Defense previous team = Denver Broncos years as a coach = 37 years as an NFL… … Wikipedia
Otis Taylor (American football) — For other people of the same name, see Otis Taylor (disambiguation). Otis Taylor Date of birth August 11, 1942 (1942 08 11) (age 69) Place of birth Houston, TX Position(s) Flanker College Prairie View … Wikipedia
Chuck Taylor (American football) — Chuck Taylor Sport(s) Football Biographical details Born January 24, 1920(1920 01 24) Place of birth Portland, Oregon Died May 7, 1994(1994 05 07) … Wikipedia
Fred Taylor (American football) — Infobox NFLactive name=Fred Taylor width=250 currentteam=Jacksonville Jaguars currentnumber=28 currentposition=Running Back birthdate=birth date and age|1976|1|27 birthplace=Pahokee, Florida heightft=6 heightin=1 weight=228 debutyear=1998… … Wikipedia
Billy Taylor (American football) — Infobox Pro Football player DateOfBirth= Birthplace= city state|Hoxie|Arkansas Position=RB College=Michigan DraftedYear=1971 DraftedRound=5 Jersey= Stats=n DatabaseFootball= PFR= years=1972 teams=CFL Calgary StampedersWilliam Billy Taylor, Ed. D … Wikipedia
Jim Taylor — Jim or Jimmy Taylor may refer to:* Jim Taylor (American football) (born 1935), American football player * Jim Taylor (explorer) (1901 1987), Papua New Guinean explorer * Jim Taylor (writer) * Candy Jim Taylor (1884 1948), baseball player * Jim… … Wikipedia
Jim Taylor (Footballspieler) — Jim Taylor Position(en): Fullback Trikotnummer(n): 31 geboren am 20. September 1935 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Karriereinformationen Aktiv: 1958–1967 NFL Draft: 1958 / Runde: 2 / Pick: 15 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Jim Taylor — Posición(s): FB Numero(s): 31 Fecha de nacimiento: 20 de septiembre de 1935 (76 años) Baton Rouge, Louisiana … Wikipedia Español
American Football League — This article is about the 1960–69 league which preceded the current AFC. For other uses of American Football League, see American Football League (disambiguation). For other uses of AFL, see AFL (disambiguation). American Football League Sport… … Wikipedia