Before They Were Buffalo Bills: Tyrod Taylor

Watch Tyrod Taylor's highlights from Hampton High School.

In his first season with the Buffalo BillsTyrod Taylor went 8-6 as the team's starting quarterback. He accounted for over 3,600 total yards and 24 touchdowns in the regular season and made his first Pro Bowl in 2015. Before his stint in Buffalo, Taylor served as Joe Flacco's backup on the Baltimore Ravens after the Ravens drafted him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.

Although last year was Taylor's first real experience starting in the NFL, he made his fair share of highlights in college at Virginia Tech. During his stint with the Hokies, Taylor threw for 7.017 yards and 44 touchdowns. He rushed for an additional 2,196 yards and 23 touchdowns in college and was a part of three ACC Championship Teams. In terms of personal accolades, Taylor was the ACC Championship Game MVP twice and the ACC Player of the Year in 2010.

Before joining the Hokies, Taylor played his high school football at Hampton High School. During his four seasons as the starting QB of the Crabbers, Taylor passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns, and added 2,546 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns on the ground. The Crabbers went 34-4 during Taylor's four seasons. The video above comes from Taylor's junior year and as you can see, the quarterback had no trouble evading pressure and already had an accurate deep ball in his arsenal. 


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