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Kelvin Taylor | Running Back

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 216

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Florida coach Jim McElwain said Florida sophomore RB Kelvin Taylor is improving as a pass blocker.
This is really good news, as Taylor was maligned for his pass pro in 2014. "Kelvin, he ended up taking a ton of reps because (of) the lack of numbers at the position, and has done an outstanding job, especially in the pass protection part of it, which is something that we're going to need out of him moving forward," said McElwain. While playing behind starter Matt Jones, Taylor rushed for 565 yards on 116 carries (4.7 yards per carry) last year. We expect Jones to be the Gators' full-time starter this fall. Jul 16 - 7:23 PM

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Florida sophomore RB Kelvin Taylor has "the talent to be a solid go-to back in this league," according to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.

Aschoff notes the Gators' running game will be very important for the 2015 season, like it has in recent years, due to the struggles of the passing attack. Fred Taylor's son "does, however, need to improve on his career 4.7 yards per carry and be more consistent with his pass-blocking," according to Aschoff.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 1:09 PM

Florida freshman RB Kelvin Taylor rushed for 55 yards and scored a touchdown in Saturday's win over Vanderbilt.

The effort wasn't quite the eye-opening 197-yard performance that the youngster put in against Georgia a week ago, but Taylor showed his shiftiness on his score. He evaded several tacklers before scoring from 13 yards out. The run was reminiscent of father Fred Taylor's style. CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote last week that "like his father, Taylor boasts big-time breakaway speed," something we're sure to see more of over the next few years as he takes over the workload in Florida's offense.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Florida freshman RB Kelvin Taylor is "a young star," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Taylor, the son of former Gator (and Jaguar) star Fred Taylor, rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia on Saturday. "Like his father, Taylor boasts big-time breakaway speed, a trait he showed with a 44-yard gallop in the second quarter and a 65-yard touchdown run in the final frame," Rang wrote. Obviously, the youngster is a few years away from draft eligibility, but an NFL career is in the offing if all goes according to plan.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Florida freshman RB Kelvin Taylor rushed for 197-yards and two touchdowns against Georgia on Saturday.

Taylor came within three yards of doubling his season rushing total. To this point, Kelvin has been known mostly for the fact that he's former-Jaguar RB Fred Taylor's son, but he showcased his abilities in a big way against the Bulldogs. Taylor broke a 65-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help put the game away. Prior to this effort, Taylor's season-high for rushing had come in the opener, when he rushed for 68 yards against Eastern Michigan.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Florida HC Will Muschamp praised sophomore RB Kelvin Taylor's third down ability.

Muschamp specifically pointed out Taylor's improved receiving skills and pass protection ability. Taylor, the son of Jaguar great Fred, starting earning a large number of touches in the second half of last season, producing 508 yards and four touchdowns on 111 carries. He should be a large part of the Gators' offense this year.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Florida freshman Kelvin Taylor will start at RB against Georgia.

Kelvin is the son of Jaguars legend Fred Taylor, so obviously he has the genes for the position. The younger Taylor has taken 22 carries for 126 yards in the last few weeks as the Gators' backup running back. The school's offensive line has been a disappointment this season, so Taylor will need to create yards on his own in order to succeed.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 02:18:00 PM