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Michigan DT Terrance Taylor a heavyweight

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Michigan DT Terrance Taylor a heavyweight
    11:00 AM Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | Permalink
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    Terrance Taylor accepted a football scholarship to the University of Michigan and thought about doubling up his athletic workload there by wrestling. He was a formidable presence on high-school wrestling mats at 300 pounds and believed he could be that same force in college. Taylor was the undefeated heavyweight wrestling champion in the state of Michigan as a senior at Muskegon High and left school with an 89-6 career record.

    But Taylor didn't ponder a dual-sport career long. Football was paying for his education, so he knew he couldn't make the same commitment to wrestling at Michigan as he had at Muskegon.

    "I didn't want to do this part time," Taylor said. "If I was only going to give half, I was going to be a have not. I had to realize I had an opportunity to play in the NFL. If I do something stupid I could hurt myself."

    Taylor became a three-year starter ayt nose tackle and a team captain in 2008. He's the strongest defensive tackle in this draft with 37 reps on the bench press at 225. The NFL likes players with wrestling backgrounds because it sharpens use of the hands and feet. The sport also teaches accountability.

    "It's different from football in that if you make a mistake, it's your fault," Taylor said. "If you lose, it's your fault. There's no..."He didn't do his job or he didn't do his job.' It's all on you."
  2. Rampage

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    well how much does he weigh now?
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    he is real short, 6-0 1/2 311
  4. Rampage

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    thanks joe, if he puts on another 15-20 pounds i'd be cool with drafting him.
  5. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Low center of gravity - reminds me of old John Nix ("Trash Can Full of Dirt").
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