Lucas  Taylor

12Lucas Taylor


Carencro, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



2008 - Games/Starts: 12/10 ... Showed flashes of fantastic 2007 season as he caught nine passes for 132 yards against UAB ... Fifth time in his career he has gone over century mark in receiving yardage ... Caught three passes for 37 yards in season lidlifter at UCLA ... Grabbed two passes for 24 yards against Florida ... First catch against Gators gave him 100 for his career ... Caught one pass for six yards at Auburn ... Only played limited snaps against No. Illinois because of injury ... Caught four passes for 47 yards and first TD of season at Georgia ... Hauled in two catches for 23 yards against Mississippi State ... Caught one pass for four yards against Alabama ... Caught one pass for 27 yards at South Carolina ... Caught three passes for 32 yards against Wyoming.

2007 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Named All-SEC second team by Associated Press ... Finished second in SEC with 1,000 receiving yards and third in catches with 73 ... Reception total second only to Robert Meachem (76) on UT season record chart ... Began season with 100-yard receiving games in three of first four outings ... Topped previous career total of 101 receiving yards with 103 in debut start at Cal ... Finished with then career best six catches against Golden Bears ... Caught five passes for a career-high 118 yards against Southern Mississippi ... In that game, teamed with Austin Rogers to become first Vols wide receiver duo to each eclipse 100 yards in contest since 1997 SEC Championship Game ... Caught six passes for 57 yards at Florida ... Had career-high seven catches against Arkansas State for 104 yards and first two touchdowns of career ... Threw 56-yard TD pass against Georgia, his second career TD completion in as many attempts (also Florida 2006) ... Led team with six receptions for 50 yards against Georgia ... Career highs in catches (11) and yards (186) at Mississippi State ... Most receptions in game by Vol since 2001 and most receiving yards since 2002 ... Toe injury limited him to two catches for 15 yards at Alabama ... Caught four passes for 57 yards, including 37-yarder to set up score, against South Carolina ... Led team with 52 yards on five receptions against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Four receptions for 41 yards against Arkansas ... Nine receptions for 90 yards and TD against Vanderbilt ... Caught six passes for 103 yards and one TD at Kentucky ... Had two receptions for 25 yards against LSU.

2006 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Caught at least one pass in 11 different games, including four during win at Memphis...Caught first pass of career against California for five yards...Hauled in 45-yard bomb from Erik Ainge against Air Force, setting up quick score...45-yard reception was career high...Threw first touchdown pass of career in second quarter against Florida, hitting LaMarcus Coker with 48-yard toss after taking end around handoff...Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards versus Florida...Caught one pass for 13 yards against Marshall...Caught career high four passes for 11 yards at Memphis...Returned one kickoff 25 yards against Tigers...One reception for 10 yards and returned two kickoffs for 32 yards at Georgia...Caught one pass for seven yards versus Alabama...Caught one pass each against South Carolina, LSU, Arkansas and Vanderbilt. 2005 - Games/Starts: 9/0 ... Ranked third on team with 527 all-purpose yards (58.6 avg.)...Made Big Orange debut against home state LSU, returning three punts and energizing kick-return game with returns of 20 and 25 yards ... Returned four punts for 31 yards (long of 20) and three kickoffs for 74 yards (long of 41) at Alabama ... Gained 43 yards on two kickoff returns at Notre Dame ... Returned two kickoffs for total of 77 yards versus Vanderbilt and had career-long return of 47 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL - Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 team ... Earned honorable mention All-State honors in Class 5A as senior ... Rushed for amazing 539 yards and six TDs in 2004 game against Barbe...For senior season, threw for 550 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for more than 1,500 yards with 15 rushing touchdowns ... Also returned one punt and one kickoff return for TD ... Threw for 1,520 yards with 16 touchdowns in junior season, while rushing for 1,624 yards and 13 additional scores ... Threeyear starter at quarterback with playoff appearances each season ... Best record was 12-2 with state semifinal berth in 2003 ... Also participated in basketball and track and field, with triple-jump of better than 45 feet.


BORN - Sept. 28, 1986.


  • 2007 All-SEC Associated Press (2nd)

2005 9 0 0 -- 0.0 0 -- --
2006 13 14 101 7.2 7.8 0 45-AF 45-AF
2007 13 73 1,000 13.7 76.9 5 51-MSU 186-MSU
Totals 35 87 1,101 12.7 31.5 5 51-MSU 186-MSU


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