Alumni Focus: Bobby Taylor

The Eagles selected Bobby Taylor in the 2nd round of the 1995 NFL Draft.  Taylor, a Notre Dame All – American was steady, reliable and a true pro’s pro.  At 6-3 paired with other Eagles great Troy Vincent the Eagles had two physical corners that weren’t afraid to get in the grills of opposing WRs.  Bobby Taylor was the Eagles answer to the playmaker, Michael Irvin.  Taylor was physical and quick enough to handle Irvin.

Bobby Taylor played in the NFL for 10 years.  He locked down the right side for the Eagles for 9 years and finished his career with the Seattle Seahawks for 1 year during the 2004 season.  In 129 career games, Taylor started 109.  He grabbed 17 career interceptions returning 2 for touchdowns.  His best year came in 2002 when he selected to his only Pro-Bowl.  During the 2002 season he started all 16 games had 5 Ints including one for a score.  He also added 2 playoff interceptions during the 02 season.

Taylor was an outstanding player.  Year in and year out the current Eagles CBs have to live up to the tandem of the Troy and Bobby.  Bobby Taylor was a huge part in 3 of 4 NFC Championship games the attending during their great run.

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