"Taylor is a very high character person who will be a huge asset to our program and our young receiving corps," CMU head coach Dan Enos said. "As a player he was a technician, which is why he was an All-American then and is a great coach now."
Stubblefield comes to Central Michigan from Illinois State, where he coached the Redbirds' receivers the past two seasons. Stubblefield worked directly with three All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorees and two All-MVFC All-Newcomer selections during his two seasons at Illinois State.
In 2009, Stubblefield coached Eyad Salem during a season in which he broke the school's single-season receptions record (92 catches) and twice tied the single-game receptions record with back-to-back 14-catch efforts. Salem was an All-MVFC first-team selection.
Stubblefield began his coaching career as the receivers coach at Central Washington in 2007. He was a graduate assistant working with the receivers at Eastern Michigan in 2008.
As a player at Purdue, Stubblefield was a consensus All-American and a 2004 finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. He finished his career (2000-04) with an NCAA record 325 receptions and ranks second in Big Ten history with 3,629 receiving yards. (His NCAA-recognized total is 316 since it did not count bowl game statistics until 2002, and he had nine catches against Washington State in the 2001 Sun Bowl.)
Stubblefield's performance against Washington State in the 2001 Sun Bowl (nine receptions, Sun Bowl-record 196 yards, two touchdowns, Sun Bowl-record 244 all-purpose yards) earned him a spot on the Sun Bowl's 75th anniversary team. His 16 receiving touchdowns in 2004 are a Purdue single-season record.
After graduating from Purdue in 2005, Stubblefield had professional stints with the NFL's Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams as well as the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Enos Adds Stubblefield to CMU Football Staff
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