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Lawrence Taylor – Giants

Lawrence Taylor – Giants

Lawrence Taylor is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who was born on February 4, 1959 in Williamsburg, Virginia. In NFL Lawrence Taylor played as linebacker for New York Giants . Broadly regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game and had been called the best defensive player of all time by former players, members of the media, and coaches. At the age of fifteen he started playing football. He wasn't able to play organized high school football until he was in the 11th grade in Lafayette High School, where he graduated in year 1977.

Taylor then went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a captain of team.

Initially he was recruited as a defensive lineman but after sometime he became a linebacker prior to the year 1979 season, where he set plenty of defensive records. In year 1980 he was rewarded as the All America and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.

Taylor became the second overall pick in the National Football League draft for the new York Giants as defensive/linebacker end. On September 6, 1981 his regular debut came in a 24-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. His existence instantly improved the Giants from 4-12 in 1980 to 9-7 the next year. In year 1983, he made 9 sacks and made the All-Pro team for the 3rd successive season in 1983. After just 6 years, he had won the National Football League Defensive rookie of the Year Award, and the National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Award a record 3 times. In year 1986 his team won the championship.

Taylor is amongst the 13 stars in 8 season of the ABC dancing competition Dancing with the Stars.