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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Taurean Taylor, RB, Tuskegee University

Taurean Taylor the standout running back from Tuskegee University recently sat down with NFL Draft DIamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Taurean Taylor the standout running back from Tuskegee University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Taurean Taylor
  • Position: RB/ATH/Return Specialist 
  • College: Tuskegee University 
  • Height: 5’6
  • Weight: 190
  • Twitter: @torotaylor
  • Instagram: @torotaylor

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Disciple, Versatility, Willingness to learn and compete with the best. I’m still early in my development process and haven’t even scratched the surface of my fullest potential.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

3

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

Something they should know is that they are getting someone who will represent the organization well. I am a Man led by God who is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to win games and develop into a man that supports his family mentally, physically and financially.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

The cause I would give back to is the World Food Program, there are tons of hungry families across the globe I would like world hunger to end.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Now or Never is the best advice I have received. Trust in the work I put in and do what God blessed me to do.

Who was your childhood hero?

God

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Our Backup QB Malik Davis, led us (Tuskegee) to a 45-43 victory over Clark Atlanta. He is not really a vocal guy which is the knock on him since he plays QB but he has a arm similar to a cannon.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Laziness, Bad Hygiene, Undisciplined or Unethical Acts. When people treat others poorly.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

My sophomore year in high school I broke my collar bone. Although the injury ended my season I knew I would be back better than ever and indeed the following year I rushed for over 1,300 yards and 16 Touchdowns en route to winning Player of the Year all at a new high school In Tucker.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

It is a culture that can’t be topped. The people are what make the university, I’m proud each and everyday to represent such a prestigious school. I’m also thankful for those who paved a way for a HBCU to be up and running since July 4th, 1881.

What is your favorite snack food?  

I’m not really a snacker I enjoy meals.

What is the best part of football?

The process, getting up before everybody, staying up late studying film. The blood the sweat the tears. I love how it builds character, especially at a young age and it just teaches lessons about life in general I recommend the youth males in America engage in football early and they may turn out to be a even better man.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Darren Sproles 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My Mother, I just love her presence and she’s my rock. My grandmother, she passed away when my mother was young would be nice to sit and talk with her just once. My Father, I have never met my dad before and dinner would be a nice opportunity to put a lot of stuff on the table and off our hearts.

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