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Meet the new guy: Brandon Taylor

Posted Apr 27, 2012

The Chargers moved up five spots to select Louisiana State University safety Brandon Taylor with the 73rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Taylor, 5-foot-11 and 209 pounds, will compete with free agent signee Atari Bigby for San Diego’s starting strong safety job. He is known for his natural instincts and for his aggressive, physical presence in run support.

San Diego now has drafted three consecutive defensive players. The Bolts selected outside linebacker Melvin Ingram at No. 18 followed by defensive lineman Kendall Reyes at No. 49. 

Vitals:

Full Name: Brandon Alex Taylor
Position: Strong Safety
Age: 24
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 209
College: Louisiana State University Tigers       
Hometown: Franklinton, La.

My favorite sport to play as a kid was…

BT: Football.

My favorite hobby is…

BT: I like watching movies.

My favorite athlete to watch in another sport is…

BT: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers.

My favorite movie of all-time is…

BT: “300.”

My favorite food is…

BT: Jambalaya.

Favorite recording artist/band:

BT: Jay Coles.

Favorite pastime/holiday:

BT: Christmas.

The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome:

BT: Recovering from a broken foot.

Favorite charity/non-profit organization:

BT: I like working with kids at football camps.

The one hi-tech gadget I cannot live without…

BT: My cell phone.

If I wasn’t playing professional football, I’d like to be…

BT: Coaching.

Growing up, the most inspirational person in my life was…

BT: My older brother, Curtis.

I am the luckiest man in the world because…

BT: I became a San Diego Charger.

 


 

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