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Ex-Badgers LB Taylor thankful for chance with Seahawks

Possessing toughness and a high pain tolerance are traits that have made Mike Taylor into the football player he is today. Take, for example, a story the former Wisconsin linebacker shares from the 2011 season -- one he said "not many people" even know about. During a Nov. 12 game against Minnesota, he tore the meniscus in his right knee. But rather than rest for the recommended...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Badger Taylor's future up in the air

MADISON, Wis. All the seniors off last year's Wisconsin football team with a realistic opportunity to make an NFL roster showcased their skills in some fashion Wednesday during the team's annual pro timing day drills. All, that is, except one. Former Badgers linebacker Mike Taylor remained on the sideline in a gray Wisconsin sweat suit, unable to perform after undergoing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Draft Profile : Mike Taylor, Wisconsin

Mike Taylor has flown a bit under the radar in the upcoming draft but is First Team All Big Ten for 2012 by the media and Honorable Mention All Big Ten by coaches. He was named preseason candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and the Lott IMPACT Award. Prior to his senior year, he was consistently awarded within the Big Ten by media and coaches alike and won University...
Via State of the Texans
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers defense confident, looking to erase past Rose Bowl memories

For the seniors on this years team they're part of history they'd rather forget, losers of two straight Rose Bowls and all. Those memories aren't lost on the likes of Devin Smith or Mike Taylor who will be part of a group of Wisconsin seniors on the defensive side of the football and along with a renewed focus on the game itself it has the Badgers defense confident about...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers aim to shore up porous pass defense

MADISON, Wis. You'd think a guy who led Wisconsin's football team with 13 total tackles and left Camp Randall Stadium a winnerlast Saturday would be in high spirits. But linebacker Mike Taylor has been walking around campus a grumpy man this week.Taylor is a perfectionist, and even if the stats suggest success, they don't contain a listing for missed tackles and big...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers aiming for third straight Rose Bowl

MADISON, Wis. Don't get Mike Taylor wrong. The spectacle of playing in the Rose Bowl on national television is plenty appealing for any college football player. It's just that Taylor, a University of Wisconsin linebacker who has participated in the past two Rose Bowls, would like a little more. He'd like to actually win one. "You get to the fireworks show and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Sconnie Scoop: Borland and Taylor projected among best’s Adam Rittenberg continued his countdown of the top players in the Big Ten on Friday and Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis came in at No. 21. Abbrederis joins teammate Mike Taylor as the second Badger listed in the top-25. Sticking with the Big Ten blog, Brian Bennett released his list of the top linebackers in the conference and Taylor and Chris Borland are...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Camping with the Badgers: Linebackers

That's right folks... All the silly off-season talk and banter is about to come to a close as football season is right around the corner. Yesterday we debuted our Fall Camp preview called "Camping with the Badgers" with a look at the defensive backs for Wisconsin and today we're sticking on the defensive side of the ball as we look into one of the more intriguing...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Football - Linebackers

Wisconsin fans finally got their wish - to see Mike Taylor and Chris Borland on the field at the same time all season long this past year and boy was it magical.  The two were enough to make the Badgers LB group the best in the Big Ten last year, but this is a new season and gone is Kevin Claxton due to graduation.  There's also a change in the coaching of this position as...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers' grit exemplified by stellar linebackers

MADISON, Wis. Chris Borland and Mike Taylor each say they don't much care that most college football fans probably have no idea who they are. The attention is not important, they concur, even if both players happen to be two of the best linebackers in the entire country, standing just a few feet apart on the same team.At the University of Wisconsin, flash never has been a sticking...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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