Ike Taylor
American football player
Ike Taylor
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.
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Steelers Cornerback Ike Taylor Retires
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Taylor is ending a 12-year career in which he helped lead Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl victories.
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Ike Taylor the next defender to retire
isports web - almost 2 years
Ike Taylor has officially retired after 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Taylor spent each of his 12 years in the league with Pittsburgh.  The Steelers drafted Taylor in the fourth round of the 2003 draft with the 125th overall pick. Taylor came out of Louisiana-Lafayette and became a big player on the defense very early in his career. In just his third season, he racked up 91 total tackles along with two fumble recoveries and an interception. Taylor was a consistent corner for Pittsburgh as he played in all 16 games for nine of the 12 seasons he spent in the NFL. He played in a total of 174 games during his time with the Steelers. 91 tackles was the most that he got during one season but he reached over 60 tackles in seven seasons in Pittsburgh. Taylor accounted for 636 total tackles during his entire career with Pittsburgh. Taylor was not entirely known for his game-changing plays like his former teammate, Troy Polamalu, but he was more known for his consistency. At the ...
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Steelers' Taylor calls it a career
Fox News - almost 2 years
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has decided to retire after 12 seasons.Taylor spent his entire NFL career with the Steelers and helped the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl victories
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After 'so-so' season, Steelers CB Ike Taylor happy to be back, pay cut and all
Fox News - over 2 years
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor says he's not quite ready to cede the spotlight to his younger teammates.
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Steelers Keep Hope Alive With 37-27 Victory Over Lions
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Who would have thought that a botched fake field goal would turn the tide of an entire game? Okay, so that's oversimplifying it a little bit, but let's just go with it. It was definitely a tale of two halves during the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions matchup. The previously 3-6 Steelers (now 4-6) were facing a huge challenge against the previously 6-3 (now 6-4) Lions, with QB Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson looking to roll all over the Steelers' struggling secondary. But, shockingly, everything just seemed to come together after that fake field goal, even after the Steelers blew a huge lead. The Lions were looking at a relatively easy 28-yard field goal two minutes into the fourth quarter. Detroit was enjoying a 27-23 lead. Coach Jim Schwartz called for a fake for the first time as Lions head coach. Kicker Sam Martin took the snap, ran for a little bit, then got hit and proceeded to fumble the ball. The Lions, having scored all 27 points in the second quarter, then allowe ...
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Steelers CB Ike Taylor ready to go 'mano y mano' against Lions WR Calvin Johnson
Fox News - over 3 years
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor says he's ready to go one-on-one against Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
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Moore ready for big matchup with Steelers’ Taylor
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Receiver Denarius Moore has emerged as one of the Raiders’ few playmakers this year, enjoying the most productive four-game stretch of his three-year career — 20 receptions for 356 yards and three touchdowns. He has a tough matchup today in Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, who has helped hold A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall and Torrey Smith to a combined 14 catches for 154 yards and no TDs this season. “He’s really aggressive,” said Moore, who had five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown versus Pittsburgh in 2012. “He likes to put his hands on you, and it’s going to be a fight all day. “He always has eyes in the Read More
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Raiders game capsule: Spotlight on Moore
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Raiders (2-4) vs. Steelers (2-4) 1:05 p.m., Ch. 5, 95.7 FM Spotlight on: Raiders WR Denarius Moore. Moore has 20 receptions for 356 yards and three touchdowns over the last four games but will be going against talented, aggressive cornerback Ike Taylor. Taylor has played a large part in the Steelers holding A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall and Torrey Smith to a combined 14 catches for 154 yards and no TDs this season. Injury Report Raiders –T Tony Pashos (hip), G Andre Gurode (quad) and T Menelik Watson (calf) are doubtful; Steelers – LB Lawrence Timmons (broken hand) is probable. Roster Move Since Pashos and Gurode are likely out Sunday, the Read More
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Toothless Steelers defense looking to mix things up against surging Jets
Fox News - over 3 years
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor says the team's struggling defense still has some swagger despite its 0-4 start.
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NFL Week 5 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Nothing is truly predictable when it comes to the NFL's Week 5 predictions, but I'll go out on a limb (again) anyway. High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy. Even one of the league's two worst teams will win -- since Jacksonville and St. Louis are playing each other. This week will test the "go with the strongest team no matter what" theory. Quotes of the Week: "We like to formation them to death." Drew Brees in an ESPN interview after Monday Night Football "We're here chillin' with the Brits. Shout out to the Queen." Ike Taylor, mic'd by NFL Films (Showtime's Inside the NFL) Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns. Lost in the Brian Hoyer/Trent Richardson hoopla is the fact that the Cleveland Browns' defense is giving up less than 300 yards per game, featuring less than 80 rushing yards allowed. Buffalo's D ranks 27th overall, but does seem to have awakened of l ...
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Ike Taylor gets playful as Steelers arrive in London
USA Today - over 3 years
DB gets kick out of British accent and grammar, looks forward to bringing 'swag back.'
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Bucs-Patriots a study in contrasts
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Tampa Bay can't close out games, losing twice already on last-second field goals. The focus on Freeman has involved everything but quarterbacking: missed meetings, supposed trade requests, questions about his leadership and speculation about a strained relationship with coach Greg Schiano, which both parties deny. Eric Berry intercepted Michael Vick and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown, Ryan Succop kicked four field goals and the Chiefs gave Reid a win against his former team with a 26-16 victory over the turnover-prone Eagles. Vick had a 22-yard touchdown pass and LeSean McCoy a 41-yard scoring run for Philadelphia. Green Bay got a real boost from John Starks after first-round pick Eddie Lacy went out with a concussion against Washington. Starks, one of the heroes of the 2010 championship team, rushed for a career-best 132 yards last weekend, but the Bengals are stingy against the ground game. The team the Dolphins host is not what the Falcons hoped to field, with linebac ...
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NFC's Return To Dominance
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
By Jeff Fedotin, National Football Post Sorry, Cowboys, Eagles and Bears fans. If your teams played in the AFC, reaching the playoffs would be a far easier scenario. That’s because the NFC is the deeper, more competitive conference with stronger teams — just as it was during the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. Aside from the Broncos, the AFC lacks teams as talented as their NFC brethren. The NFC Powers The NFC West contains two Super Bowl favorites, the 49ers and the Seahawks. Despite losing key players to injury like WR Percy Harvin, WR Michael Crabtree and CB Chris Culliver, both teams remain loaded on defense. The 49ers, whose defense ranked third in the NFL last year, return all of their defensive starters from Super Bowl XLVII except S Dashon Goldson and NT Isaac Sopoaga. They have a matchup nightmare in QB Colin Kaepernick and a stacked running game with Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and Frank Gore operating behind a mauling offensive line, featuring ...
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Jill Baughman: Steelers Lose 'Must Win' Game Against Bengals and Don't Deserve to Be in the Playoffs (Like They'd Get Very Far Anyway)
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
Hey, knock knock, is anyone out there in Internet Land? Kind of hoping that you're not... you should either be at work grumbling that it's Christmas Eve and WTF, this damn American work ethic, or you should be at home relaxing with loved ones away from the computer. (Well, seeing as this was published a couple days later than it was supposed to, this is all pretty much moot.) Regardless of your holiday affiliations. I don't want to get angry emails about being politically incorrect, ya know. Okay, so I'm rambling because there's something I really don't want to get to: The Pittsburgh Steelers got spanked by division rivals the Cincinnati Bengals and they're officially out of the playoffs. I'll keep this one short because frankly I don't want to think about this anymore and you probably have a lot more important things to do than read a recap about a really bad team. Yes, even though the Steelers should have treated this game as a "playoff," "must-win" game, they still fell ...
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 16 Contest
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
The conundrum in making game predictions for the NFL's Week 16 is that all of those normally reliable home underdog picks did not reward this football prognosticator in Week 15. The Bears, Bills and Ravens all failed to cover, much less win. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals defense decided to stop shoving each other long enough to destroy the Detroit Lions. Thanks, guys. NFL Note of the Week: Adrian Peterson simply must be the NFL's MVP. Tom Brady is frighteningly effective no matter what other ten players share his field and Peyton Manning will always have a special place in the heart of every true fan. However, No. 28 is the Minnesota Vikings offense and his clock-eating ways buoy their defense as well. AP alone has accounted for 41.13% of all offensive yards produced by the Vikings this season*. There is no surer yardstick for NFL greatness than the "they know it" factor. Even when everyone including your maiden aunt's pet poodle knows that Peterson is going to get the ...
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Steelers secondary continues to be wracked by injury as showdown with Bengals looms
Fox News - about 4 years
The Cincinnati Bengals don't have to worry about facing Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor on Sunday.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ike Taylor
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 34
    On August 13, 2015, he was added to NFL Network as an analyst for NFL Media, appearing primarily on NFL Now as well as NFL Network shows such as The Top 100 Players.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor makes his off-season home in his native New Orleans. He trains with Tom Shaw in his Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness (SPARQ) Training Program, primarily at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Each summer since 2005 Taylor has run the FaceMeIke Football Camp in New Orleans for local youth. Ike now is a frequent sports analyst on multiple sports shows, most notably the Dave Dameshek Football Program on NFL Network.
    On April 14, 2015, Taylor announced his retirement.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    On September 21, 2014, Taylor broke his right forearm against the Carolina Panthers.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor missed 11 of the Steelers' 16 games due to injuries.
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 30
    Prior to the 2011 season, Taylor signed a 4-year deal worth $28 million.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 25
    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).
    More Details Hide Details The contract made Taylor the highest paid cornerback in franchise history and would tie him to the Steelers through. Taylor's play regressed in and he was stripped of his starting role after game 10; he was not re-inserted into the starting lineup until the final game of the season, and then only due to an injury to Deshea Townsend. He re-committed himself in the off-season and regained his spot at left cornerback for under the new regime of head coach Mike Tomlin, who replaced Bill Cowher. In a first round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the, Taylor recorded his third consecutive post-season game with an interception, which set a team record. Taylor won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance against the Seahawks in the fifth week of. In the game he had six solo tackles, three passes defensed and a goal-line interception to halt a Seahawks drive at the end of the first half. He started all 16 regular season games that season. The following year, he would help defeat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII to earn his second Super Bowl ring.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    During the he had a key interception in the second quarter of the 2005 AFC Championship.
    More Details Hide Details The turnover led to a touchdown which opened a 24–3 lead en route to a 34–17 win over the Denver Broncos. In the Super Bowl, Taylor recorded a team high seven tackles and also had two passes defensed and a crucial interception at the Steelers five-yard line which helped the Steelers to secure a 21–10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The selection was made based primarily on Taylor's rare combination of size and speed — leading up to the draft, he was timed allegedly as fast as 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash. However, most NFL coaches and general managers still failed to see his potential. In his first two years in the league, Taylor was used primarily on special teams, though he saw spot duty at defensive back. In his third season Taylor moved into the starting lineup at left cornerback. He started 15 regular season games and all four of the team's playoff games, including Super Bowl XL.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season he played tailback and special teams and returned kicks. Prior to his senior season, Taylor asked to be moved to cornerback. He started the season at the right cornerback spot and recorded 46 tackles, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles. In four games, he did not allow an opponent to catch a ball. Among his college teammates was Charles Tillman who was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on May 5, 1980.
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