Tulsa Postgame AAC Championship Game: Senior UB Corey Taylor II says Golden Hurricane program on the upswing

Corey Taylor II
Corey Taylor II Tulsa RB On AAC title game loss to UC Improving team 12 19 2020.mp3
  • POSITION Running Back
  • HEIGHT 5-10
  • WEIGHT 215
  • CLASS Redshirt Senior
  • HOMETOWN Tulsa, Okla.
  • HIGHSCHOOL Holland Hall/Air Force Prep

TULSA – A three-year letterwinner … has played in 31 career games and has one career start … has totaled 1,490 career rushing yards and 22 touchdowns … has five career 100-yard rushing games … received a medical hardship in 2017 after playing in just two games before suffering a season-ending injury … has six multiple rushing TD games in his career … was named to the preseason watch list for the 2020 Doak Walker Award

2019 – Played in all 12 games … had 119 carries for 461 yards and six touchdowns … had four rushing TDs in a 2-game span against Memphis and Tulane … rushed for a season-high 85 yards and three touchdowns against #25 Memphis … his three TDs tied a career-high for rushing TDs … totaled 67 yards and one TD on 9 carries at ECU … compiled 58 yards against Wyoming and had 56 yards at #23 Cincinnati.

2018 – Played in 11 games and had one start … rushed for 846 yards and 11 TDs on 178 carries for a 4.8 average … also caught four passes for 45 yards … missed the USF game … had four 100-yard rushing games … had career-highs of 152 yards and 33 carries at Houston in his lone career starting assignment … for the second straight year went over 100 yards in the season opener with 110 yards on 20 carries … totaled 96 yards and 2 touchdowns on 23 carries at Temple … rushed for 45 yards and a career-high three TDs at Navy … totaled 133 yards and one touchdown against UConn, averaging 7.4 yards per carry … rushed for 117 yards and two TDs on 24 carries at Memphis.

2017 – Played in the first two games … suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the season … rushed for a career-best 111 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the season opener against Oklahoma State … also rushed for 68 yards and two TDs on 14 attempts against Louisiana.

2016 – Played in six games … saw his first career playing time against Houston … his first collegiate play and carry resulted in a two-yard touchdown run at Houston.

PERSONAL – Favorite movie is Law Abiding Citizen … favorite actor is Denzel Washington … The Express: The Ernie Davis Story is his favorite sports movie … The Bible is his favorite book … his favorite vacation spot is Grand Cayman Islands … began playing football at age 8 … a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Black Men’s Initiative (BMI) … has three sisters … parents are Corey Sr. and Shantele Taylor … majoring in management … born July 4, 1997.

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