Lawrence Taylor

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Linebacker + Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
Born Feb 4, 1959

Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T. ", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, and has been ranked as the top defensive player in league history by former players, coaches, media members, and news outlets such as the NFL Network, and Sporting News.… Read More

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    Are The Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Contenders?
    Huffington Post - Sep 07, 2016
  • Nfl Legend Lawrence Taylor Arrested Again In Florida
    CNN - Sep 04, 2016
  • Lawrence Taylor Arrested On Suspicion Of Dui Espn
    Google News - Sep 03, 2016
  • John Mc Clain’s 2015 Texans Report Card: Defensive Line
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 17, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lawrence Taylor.


1959 Birth Born on February 4, 1959.


1977 18 Years Old After graduating from Lafayette High School in 1977, Taylor attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a team captain, and wore No. 98.


1979 - 1980 2 More Events
In the 1981 NFL Draft, Taylor was drafted by the NFL's New York Giants as the 2nd pick overall. … Read More
1982 23 Years Old The 1982 NFL season, which was shortened to nine regular season games by a players strike, included one of the more memorable plays of Taylor's career. … Read More
Leading up to the 1983 season, Taylor engaged in a training camp holdout that lasted three weeks and ended when he came back to the team under his old contract with three games left in the preseason.
1984 25 Years Old The Giants' record rebounded to 9–7 in 1984, and Taylor had his fourth All-Pro season. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986 Taylor had one of the most successful seasons by a defensive player in the history of the NFL. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old The Giants looked to rebound to their championship ways in 1988 but the start of the season was marred by controversy surrounding Taylor. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old In 1989, Taylor recorded 15 sacks. … Read More
1990 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor held out of training camp before the 1990 season, demanding a new contract with a salary of $2 million per year. … Read More
1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor rebounded in the early stages of what many thought would be his final season in 1992. … Read More
1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1995 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He went through drug rehab twice in 1995, only to later be arrested twice over a three-year span for attempting to buy cocaine from undercover police officers. … Read More


2000 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also had a role in the 2000 version of Shaft. … Read More
2003 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor is currently married to his third wife and resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida. His soul-wrenching admissions to Mike Wallace in 2003 reignited his popularity with the public. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old Taylor re-emerged into the public eye in July 2006, after appearing on the cover of a Sports Illustrated issue dedicated to former athletes and sport figures. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old 1 More Event
He was eliminated in the seventh week on the April 21, 2009 show.
2011 52 Years Old The girl was represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred when Taylor pleaded guilty on March 22, 2011 and was sentenced to six years probation as part of a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old On October 26, 2012, a court rejected the victim's claims that Taylor assaulted her.
2016 57 Years Old On June 9, 2016, Taylor's wife was arrested for domestic violence in Florida after she threw "an unknown object" and struck Taylor in the back of the head. … Read More
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