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Lionel Taylor

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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1935-08-15) August 15, 1935 (age 80)
Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Career information
College: New Mexico Highlands
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (19701976)
    (Receivers Coach)
  • Los Angeles Rams (19771979)
    (Receivers Coach)
  • Los Angeles Rams (19801981)
    (Offensive Coordinator/Receivers Coach)
  • Oregon State University (1982–1983)
    (Receivers Coach)
  • Texas Southern University (1984–1988)
    (Head Coach)
  • Cleveland Browns (1989)
    (Tight Ends Coach)
  • Cleveland Browns (1990)
    (Pass Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach)
  • London Monarchs (1995–1996)
    (Offensive Coordinator)
  • London Monarchs (1996–1997)
    (Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator)
  • England Monarchs (1998)
    (Head Coach)
  • Career highlights and awards
    • 2x TSN All-AFL 1960, 1961
    • 4x AFL All-Star 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965
    • First to catch 100 passes in one season (14 games, 1961)
    Career Template:If empty statistics as of 1968
    Receptions: 567
    Receiving Yards: 7,195
    Touchdowns: 45
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    Lionel Thomas Taylor (born August 15, 1935) is a former American football wide receiver who led the American Football League (AFL) in receptions each year for the first six years of the league's existence.

    College football

    Taylor attended New Mexico Highlands University, where he had starred in basketball and track, earning all-conference wide receiver honors in 1956 and 1957.

    Professional football

    Taylor first played eight games as a linebacker with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League(NFL) before moving to the Denver Broncos of the AFL for the 1960 season. With the Broncos, he switched positions and became a receiver. Third in all-time receptions (543) and receiving yards (6,872) for the Denver Broncos, Taylor was the Broncos' team MVP in 1963, 1964 and 1965, and an AFL All-Star in 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1965. An original Bronco, Taylor was part of the team's inaugural class of Ring of Famers in 1984.

    Taylor was the first professional football receiver ever to make 100 catches in a single season, accomplishing the feat in only 14 games (1961). He had four seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving, and averaged 84.7 catches per year from 1960 to 1965, then the highest six-year total in professional football history. Taylor completed his career with the Houston Oilers in 1967 and 1968.

    After his playing career, Taylor went into a long career as a coach. He was an assistant coach for the Super Bowl championship teams of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s.

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