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Brady Taylor

OL

Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 295
  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • Last School Bishop Ready
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview: Brady Taylor was one of only eight fifth-year seniors on the team in 2018, which means he was part of an outstanding era of Ohio State football … he was a part of Ohio State teams that won a national championship over No. 2 Oregon in 2014, Big Ten championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and bowl game wins over No. 1 Alabama (in the 2015 Sugar Bowl), No. 8 Notre Dame (2016 Fiesta Bowl), No. 8 USC (2018 Cotton Bowl) and No. 9 Washington (2019 Rose Bowl) … he also played in three victories over Michigan and was a part of five victories total over the rivals … he played in 31 games as a Buckeye and competed for playing time against back-to-back Rimington Award winners Pat Elflein and Billy Price as the nation’s best center … Taylor was seeking to be the Buckeyes’ starting center in 2018 but a fall camp injury limited him to just two games as a senior … … he had a career-high 55 snaps at center in the win over UNLV in 2017 … recorded 41 snaps at center vs. Illinois for his Big Ten games high-play game … Taylor earned two Varsity O letters … he has been named an OSU Scholar-Athlete and he graduated in December 2018 with his degree in hospitality management.

More on Brady: Taylor was a first-team Division VI Associated Press all-state selection as a senior at Bishop Ready … he helped Ready enjoy one of its finest seasons in school history in 2013, winning 12 of 14 games, including a three-win run through the state playoffs before dropping a 10-7 decision in the semifinals to eventual state champ Kirtland … Ready, then under the direction of Joel Cutler, also made the state playoffs in 2012, finishing the season with a 7-3 mark … Taylor was rated as a Top 50 offensive tackle prospect nationally by both Rivals (No. 42) and 247Sports (No. 45) … named to the U.S. Under-19 national football team and played in the International Bowl (vs. Canada) in Arlington, Texas … he is the son of Susan and John Taylor.