Pat Kinnison

Running Back Raymond Taylor Leaves Team

Running back Raymond Taylor, who led the Cowboys in yards per carry (6.3 yards) during the 2015 season, has decided to transfer to seek a better chance to be the starting running back.

The rosters were released for Saturday's Orange-Black Spring Football Game and you won't find senior running back Raymond Taylor listed. The successful walk-on would have been a senior next season after leading the Cowboys in yards per carry last season, rushing for 297 yards on 47 carries for 6.3 yards per carry and four touchdowns.

Taylor has decided to leave the team and transfer to a school where he has a better chance to be the starting running back. Taylor left the team last week, according to one source. He simply told the coaching staff that he wanted to look for a school where he would have more opportunity to be the primary running back.

Taylor was competing with fellow seniors-to-be Chris Carson, Rennie Childs, and sophomore Jeff Carr for the top spot on the depth chart. It would appear that Carson has had the strongest spring of the backs.

Then there is the arrival this summer of super senior transfer Barry J. Sanders from Stanford. Sanders is expected to compete from the start for the top job in the backfield. 

The friendly Taylor, who is from Wichita (Collegiate), Kansas, originally and has had stops in college at Independence C.C. and Kansas State (did not play football), finished with 65 carries for 367 yards and four touchdowns in his Oklahoma State career.


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