Reggie Taylor
Reggie Taylor

Position:
Football

Inducted:
1997


Reggie Taylor

  • Mighty-might (5'7") who emerged as UC's all-time leading rusher over his four-year career as a starter.
  • Topped the 1000-yard mark in each of his last three seasons, the only Bearcat to do so.
  • Had 21 century rushing games, a school record, and 24 rushing touchdowns.
  • Gained 1,325 yards on 256 carries as a senior--the season yardage total surpassed by one play in the UC record book.
  • Holds UC career records for rushing attempts (876) and rushing yards (4,242).
  • Metro Conference Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons and a three-time member of the league's football all-stars team.
  • Winner of the 1987 Jimmy Nippert Award as the university's top senior athlete.
  • Honorable mention All-American in each of his final three seasons (1984: AP, 1985: AP, 1986: AP, Sporting News).
  • Played in the 1987 East-West Shrine All-Star Game.
  • Taken in the 11th round of the 1987 NFL draft by Cincinnati and played for Tampa Bay before moving to the Canadian Football League where he played for British Columbia.
  • Jersey number (30) retired.
  • UC Athletics Hall of Fame 1997.