Ike Taylor

Football Player
Born May 5, 1980

Ivan "Ike" Taylor is an American football defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (125th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on May 5, 1980.


2001 21 Years Old Taylor attended college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he majored in psychology, but he was academically ineligible to play football his first two years. He joined the football team as a walk on in 2001, earning a scholarship prior to the season. … Read More
2003 23 Years Old Despite his inexperience and lack of consistent play in college, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Taylor in the fourth round (125th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old During the he had a key interception in the second quarter of the 2005 AFC Championship. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old Taylor was rewarded for his performance prior to the 2006 season with a contract extension valued at $22.5 million over four years (with $6.4 million guaranteed). … Read More


2011 31 Years Old Prior to the 2011 season, Taylor signed a 4-year deal worth $28 million.
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Prior to the 2014 season, Taylor restructured the final year of his contract, taking a massive pay-cut to stay with the team for one more season.
2015 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 14, 2015, Taylor announced his retirement.
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