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Courtney Taylor (American football)

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No. 86 BC Lions
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-04-07) April 7, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Carrollton, Alabama
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Career information
College: Auburn
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 197
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Template:If empty statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions: 14
Receiving yards: 136
Receiving average: 9.7
Receiving TDs: 0
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Courtney Taylor (born April 7, 1984 in Carrollton, Alabama) is a gridiron football wide receiver for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Early years

Taylor attended Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Alabama where lettered in football as a quarterback and cornerback.[1]

College career

Taylor played college football at Auburn where he was converted to wide receiver. He holds the school record for career receptions with 153.[1]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Taylor was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the team on July 10, 2007. He made his NFL debut on September 16 and caught one pass for six yards. He became the Seahawks' starting wide receiver in 2008 to begin the season, but was demoted in week 4. He was released on October 8, and re-signed to the practice squad. After being re-signed in the offseason, Taylor was waived on September 5, 2009 during final cuts.

BC Lions

On October 12, 2011, Taylor signed a practice roster agreement with the BC Lions.[2] In his first year in the CFL Taylor collected 264 receiving yards and 2 TDs. On May 24, 2013 Taylor agreed to a contract extension.[3]


Taylor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during the 2008 offseason.[1]


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