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Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ashwaubenon, Wis.

High School:
Ashwaubenon

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 224

Position:
LB

Experience:
3V

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Honors and Awards
2012:
First-team All-Big Ten (media), honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches)
2012 Preseason:
Named preseason candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and the Lott IMPACT Award
2011:
Named first-team All-Big Ten by the media and second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches ... chosen as UW's co-Jimmy Demetral Team MVP
2010:
Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Preseason: Named third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports
2009: Second-team Midseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team by Sporting News

2012: Collected three tackles against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... recorded five tackles, including 1.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, and recovered a fumble in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... made 11 tackles, including 2.0 for loss, 1.0 sacks and broke up one pass at Penn State on Nov. 24 ... finished with nine tackles against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... recorded three tackles , including 1.0 for loss, at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... tallied a team-high eight tackles and 1.0 TFL against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... collected a team-high 12 tackles, his fifth double-digit tackle performance of the season, against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... recorded five tackles, including 1.0 sacks and 2.0 for loss, at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... tallied a team-high 12 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... led team with 15 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... collected four tackles, including 1.5 TFL, and two pass break ups against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... made a team-high 15 tackles against Utah State on Sept. 15, his ninth-carerr double digit tackle game ... posted eight tackles and 0.5 TFL at Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... recorded a team-high 13 tackles and eighth career double-digit tackle game against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1 ... also had 1.5 TFL and broke up one pass

2011: Earned third letter ... started all 14 games ... finished the season with 150 tackles, tops in the Bi gTen and third-most in the country ... that is the eighth-best total in UW history and the most since Nick Greisen had 167 in 2001 ... had seven games of 10+ tackles ... two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week ... led the Badgers with 13 stops and added a TFL and a forced fumble in the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon ... recovered a fumble, broke up one pass and had a team-high seven tackles against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... tallied 13 tackles with one fumble recovery and 1.0 TFL at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after team-high 13 tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... intercepted a pass and finished with nine tackles against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after career-high 22 tackles, the most by a Badger since 1998, and added season-high 2.5 TFLs and a pass breakup at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... forced a fumble and had seven tackles against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... posted 13 tackles with one pass breakup against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... named Big Ten and UW Defensive Player of the Week after a career-high 14 tackles with one tackle for loss and one interception against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... collected 10 tackles with one tackle for loss against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after recording five tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine tackles, forcing a fumble, recording 1.5 TFLs and adding a sack against Oregon State on Sept. 10

2010:
Earned second letter ... played in and started 12 games ... second on the team in TFLs, tied for second in interceptions and fourth in tackles ... team-high seven tackles against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... intercepted second pass of season and had six tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... season-high nine tackles at Michigan on Nov. 20 .. tallied two tackles against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... recorded first sack and interception of season, adding 2.0 TFLs and six tackles at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... collected two tackles, including game-ending stop as Iowa drove for go-ahead score on Oct. 23 ... named UW's defensive player of the week after posting seven tackles with career-high 3.0 TFLs against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... eight tackles with one TFL at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... team-high seven tackles with 1.5 TFLs against Austin Peay on Sept. 3 ... recorded two tackles and 0.5 TFLs against Arizona State on Sept. 19 ... had two tackles in 2010 debut against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... missed UNLV game on Sept. 4 due to knee injury

2009: Earned first letter ... started first seven games before suffering season-ending injury ... led team with 46 tackles at time of injury ... tallied three tackles, but suffered season-ending knee injury against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... team-high eight tackles and 1.5 TFLs against Ohio State on Oct. 10 ... picked up five tackles against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... recorded first career interception, team-high eight tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and one pass breakup against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after setting season-highs with nine tackles, 2.0 TFLs and one sack against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... had six tackles, including 1.0 TFL, against Fresno State on Sept. 12 ... made first career start and Badger debut with seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5

2008: Redshirt season ... named UW's defensive scout team player of the week at Indiana on Nov. 8

High School: No. 5 player in Wisconsin and 39th-best weak-side linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 6 player in the state by Rivals.com ... first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team all-conference linebacker as a senior ... second-team all-conference punter as a senior ... first-team all-state, all-area Player of the Year and first-team all-conference linebacker as a junior ... first-team-all-conference punter and kicker as a junior ... second-team all-area kicker and punter, first-team all-conference linebacker and honorable mention all-area linebacker as a sophomore ... as a senior he had 103 tackles, including four TFLs, two QB sacks, and four interceptions ... four-year letterwinner in football ... team MVP as junior and senior ... four-time letterwinner in wrestling, winning state championship at 215 pounds as a senior and placing third at state as a junior ... Honor Roll all four years... head coach was Ken Golomski

Personal: Parents are Kevin and Jean Taylor ... brother, Rob, currently plays football at UW-Stevens Point ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... major is sociology

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2009 7/7 21 25 46 6.5-24 1.0-7 1 1 1 2
2010 12/12 27 31 58 8.0-14 1.0-1 0 0 2 2
2011 14/14 60 90 150 9.0-23 2.0-12 3 2 2 5
2012

14/14

69 54 123 15.0-58 3.0-33 0 1 0 4
Totals 47/47 177 200 378 38.5-120 7.0-53 4 4 5 13

Game-by-Game Tackles
2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (2-5=7); Fresno State (4-2=6); Wofford (4-5=9); Michigan State (5-3=8); Minnesota (3-2=5); Ohio State (2-6=8), Iowa (1-2=3)

2010 SEASON: San Jose State (0-2=2); Arizona State (1-1=2); Austin Peay (3-4=7); Michigan State (2-6=8); Minnesota (5-2=7); Iowa (1-1=2); Purdue (4-2=6); Indiana (1-1=2); Michigan (3-6=9); Northwestern (3-3=6); TCU (4-3=7)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (3-3=6); Oregon State (3-6=9); Northern Illinois (1-4=5); South Dakota (2-8=10); Nebraska (5-9=14); Indiana (2-11=13); Michigan State (4-3=7); Ohio State (10-12=22); Purdue (3-6=9); Minnesota (8-5=13); Illinois (6-7=13); Penn State (3-4=7); Michigan State (3-6=9); Oregon (7-6=13)

2012 SEASON: UNI (6-7=13); OSU (1-7=8); USU (10-5=15); UTEP (3-1=4); NEB ( 7-8=15); ILL (7-5=12); PUR (3-2=5); MINN (5-7=12); MSU (5-3=8); IND (3-0=3); Ohio State (3-6=9); PSU (10-1=11); Nebraska (4-1=5); Stanford (2-1=3)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 22 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Tackles for Loss 3.0 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 9, 2010
Sacks 1.0 (5x), MR vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
Interceptions 1 (5x), MR vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Passes Defended 2 vs. UTEP, Sept. 22, 2012
2012 Season Game Highs
Tackles 15 (2x) MR at Nebraska, Sept. 29
Tackles for Loss 2.0 (2x), MR at Penn State, Nov. 24
Sacks 1.0 (3x), MR vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended 2 vs. UTEP, Sept. 22

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