Jason Taylor (2017 NFL Hall Of Famer)
Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his career for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Over the course of his 15-year career, Taylor played for the Dolphins on three separate occasions (1997–2007, 2009, 2011), and also played a season each for the Washington Redskins (2008) and New York Jets (2010). Taylor is second all time in forced fumbles with 48, and is tied for the NFL record for fumble recoveries (with Jim Marshall) with 29. He is seventh on the all-time career sack list with 139.5 sacks and is the all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns with 6, and interceptions returned for touchdowns by a defensive lineman with 3, while his 246 fumble return yards are the fourth-highest total in NFL history. With 9 career defensive touchdowns scored, he is also the all-time leader in that category for defensive linemen. He officially announced his retirement on December 28, 2011.
Taylor was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for the Akron Zips of the University of Akron before being drafted in the third round, thirteenth pick (73rd overall), in the 1997 NFL Draft by Miami.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first- or second-team All-Pro, Taylor was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, and also named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2007. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, one of four Dolphins players to be elected in their first year of eligibility (Dan Marino, Jim Langer, Paul Warfield).
American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football for Penn State University, and earned All-American honors. He was the No. 1 draft pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints
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