Lawrence Taylor



  • Birth Name: Lawrence Julius Taylor
  • Birth Place: Williamsburg, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/04/1959, Aquarius
  • Profession: NFL Hall of Famer
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Lawrence Taylor Fast Facts:
  • Asked to play football at age 9, but his mother feared it was too dangerous and signed him up for baseball instead (he was an all-star four years in a row); finally began playing football at age 13.
  • Was the Giants' first-round draft pick (the second player overall) in 1981.
  • Named NFL's Rookie of the Year in 1981, Most Valuable Player in 1986, and Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982 and 1986.
  • Spent entire football career (1981-93) playing for the New York Giants and helped them win Super Bowl championships in 1986 and 1990.
  • Surpassed his role as linebacker and is considered one of the greatest defensive players in the history of football.
  • Was the first player in history to be chosen for the Pro Bowl in 10 consecutive seasons. 
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Released autobiographies in 1987 (LT: Living on the Edge, written with David Faulkner) and 2004 (LT: Over the Edge: Tackling Quarterbacks, Drugs and a World Beyond Football, written with Steve Serby).
  • Competed in Season 8 of Dancing With the Stars.
  • Lawrence Taylor Relationships:
  • Kathy Louise Davis - Ex-significant Other
  • Clarence Taylor Jr. - Brother
  • Kim Taylor - Brother
  • Iris - Mother
  • Clarence Taylor - Father
  • Paula Taylor - Daughter
  • Whitney Taylor Davis - Daughter
  • Linda Cooley - Ex-wife
  • Lawrence 'TJ' Taylor Jr. - Son
  • Tanisha Taylor - Daughter
  • College:
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (1981)

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