Jason Taylor is an American football defensive end for the Washington Redskins. However, he began his career with the Miami Dolphins, having been drafted first by the team in 1997 NFL Draft’s third round. In his 11 seasons, the Jason Taylor appearance in the NFL has included a total of 117 sacks, which places him third among active players. He has also played in six Pro Bowls and has won numerous awards including the 2006 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and the 2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Taylor attended a homeschooling program from 10th to 12th grade. However, this didn’t stop him from participating in athletics at Woodland Hills High School. As a senior, he won Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League honors at both tight end and free safety. The award was presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Gateway Newspapers.
In college, Taylor was a four-year letterman and three-year starter. He got included twice in the First-Team All-Mid-American Conference as a junior and senior, as well as an All-America pick as a junior. In 1996, he was named National Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Virginia Tech. In 2004, he became the third person ever inducted into Akron’s Ring of Honor.
**Jason Taylor Speaker**
Aside from his career as a football player, one good Jason Taylor topic is his foundation. The Jason Taylor Foundation supports and creates programs that facilitate the personal growth and improvement of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.
**Jason Taylor Appearance**
Taylor, one of People magazine’s 2008 100 Most Beautiful People, was a leading contender on the sixth season of the ABC reality competition program, Dancing with the Stars. Because of the Jason Taylor appearance in that show, he earned a spot in US Weekly’s “TV’s New Top 10 Dream Men.” There was also a Jason Taylor appearance in Sports Illustrated as part of a pictorial called “Ten Sexiest Athletes.”
**Jason Taylor Endorsement**
Taylor has been widely recognized for his charitable work. In addition to winning the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, he has been named twice as one of The Sporting News “Good Guys” and was honored by CBS Sports’ James Brown with a JB Award, given annually to NFL players who have demonstrated a commitment to building better communities and stronger families. This proves that a Jason Taylor endorsement not only defines excellence and good sportsmanship on the field, but also generosity and charity in the community.
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