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Lawrence Taylor
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Lawrence Taylor on the golf course in 2007.
No. 56
Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: February 4, 1959 (1959-02-04) (age 60)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1981
Last played in 1993
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 10× Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
  • 9× First-Team All-Pro selection (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
  • 1× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1990)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV)
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • 1981 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • 1986 AP NFL MVP
  • 1986 PFWA NFL MVP
  • 1986 Bert Bell Award
  • 3× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982, 1986)
  • NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1986)
  • 2× UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1986)
  • New York Giants #56 retired
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 1,088
Sacks 142
Interceptions 9
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lawrence Taylor (February 4, 1959) is a retired American football player who played for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). Taylor was famous for sacking the other team's quarterbacks. He also appeared on Dancing With the Stars in the 2009 season.


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