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Shakial Taylor

Position Cornerback
Height 6'0"
Weight 175 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Lakeland, Fla.
High School Chaparral HS

2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Started at cornerback in the season-opener … Credited with two tackles and one pass break up … at Central Michigan: Collected his first-career interception … Returned his INT 55 yards for a touchdown, the first pick-six of his career … Also forced a fumble and was credited with a tackle … Rutgers: Credited with two stops, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss … at Baylor: Started at cornerback … Totaled one tackle …Oklahoma State: Started at cornerback … Recorded four tackles … at West Virginia: Started at cornerback … Recorded two tackles … at Texas Tech: Started at cornerback … Recorded seven tackles … TCU: Started at cornerback for the eighth straight game this season … Recorded one tackle …Iowa State: Started at cornerback … Credited with three tackles … at Kansas State: Started at cornerback in his final Sunflower Showdown … Totaled three tackles and a pass break up … at Oklahoma: Started at cornerback … Recorded three tackles and an interception … Texas: Tallied five tackles and and interception in his final game as a Jayhawk.

2017 (Jr): Played and started nine games at cornerback … Missed the final three games of the season with an injury … Had 22 tackles and three pass breakups on the season … SEMO: Turned in a career-high two pass breakups to go along with two tackles … Central Michigan: Collected two tackles … at Ohio: Had a career-best five tackles, including four solo hits … West Virginia: Recorded two tackles and a pass breakup … Texas Tech: Contributed three stops … at Iowa State: Turned in four tackles … at TCU: Had three stops … K-State: Posted one tackle against the Wildcats.

2016 (So. at Mesa CC): Saw action in all 11 games for head coach Ryan Felker … Contributed 42 tackles, third-most among secondary players in 2016 … Averaged 3.8 tackles-per-game … Assisted on a tackle-for-loss … Picked off one pass … Disrupted a team-second-best 18 pass attempts … Gathered a season-high nine tackles at Phoenix College.

2015 (Fr. at South Dakota State): Played in 11 games in the secondary … Collected seven tackles during his time with the Jackrabbits … Broke up one pass.

High School: Picked off four passes during his senior season at Chaparral HS … Tallied 29 tackles and helped the Firebirds to a playoff berth.

Personal: Uncle, Robert Nelson, plays for the Houston Texans … Majoring in sport management with a minor in business.