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Hall Of Fame Linebacker for the New York Giants

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Lawrence Taylor Biography

Giants Hall of Fame linebacker, Lawrence Taylor was born February 4, 1959 in Williamsburg, Virginia and nicknamed L.T. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League. He is considered to be one of the greatest defensive players in the history of football, and has been called the greatest defensive player of all time by members of the media, former players, and coaches. Visit Lawrence Taylor's official website at www.LawrenceTaylor56.netAfter an All-American career at the University of North Carolina (UNC) (19781981), Taylor was drafted by the Giants as the second overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft. Although controversy surrounded the selection due to Taylor's contract demands, the two sides quickly resolved the issue. Taylor won several defensive awards after his rookie season. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Taylor was a disruptive force at outside linebacker, and is widely considered to have changed the pass rushing schemes, offensive line play, and offensive formations used in the NFL. Taylor produced double-digit sacks each season from 1984 through 1990, including a career high of 20.5 in 1986. He also won a record three Defensive Player of the Year awards and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his performance during the 1986 season. He was named first-team All-Pro in each of his first nine seasons and was a key member of the Giants' defense, nicknamed The Big Blue Wrecking Crew, that led New York to victories in Super Bowl XXI and XXV. During the 1980s Taylor and fellow linebackers Carl Banks and Hall of Famer Harry Carson gave the Giants linebacking corps a reputation as one of the best in the NFL.

Taylor had a controversial lifestyle, during and after his playing career. He admitted to using addictive drugs such as cocaine as early as his second year in the NFL, and was suspended several times by the league for failing drug tests. His drug abuse escalated after his retirement, and he was jailed three times for attempted drug possession. However, Taylor cleaned up his lifestyle and has lived a sober, drug-free life since 1998. He worked as a color commentator on sporting events for several years after his retirement and, as of 2008, is pursuing a career as an actor.



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NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and WNBA Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman Play in Benefit Game at Civic Memorial High Gym

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 5:38 pm

Members of the Harlem Wizards along with NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and WNBA Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman visited the Civic Memorial High gym earlier this month on December 7 to play a fun game of basketball against a team of school administrators, teachers, community leaders and community members. The game proceeds directly Read More

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