Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Isaac Taylor, you're my hero...

Isaac found out today that he is on the first string for kickoff this season! Go Isaac! Woo Wooooo!!

In my excitement, I tried to google his name, and found this link. Apparently a Cougar fan that has given him--and Chris Bolden--his own day. Interesting--since it has nothing to do with his birthday or a significance to his jersey number. (Jersey number = 31. This post was on 8/1. Hmm...)

Anyway, in celebration of my hunky husband's success, I decided to do a little stalking of my own. Here's a compilation (courtesy of Google) of what people have to say about him:

A three-year letterwinner at El Dorado High School ... earned first-team all-league honors as a running back ... named team offensive MVP ... named second-team all-league as a sophomore ... a three-year letterwinner in track ... transferred to BYU from Modesto Junior College.
{player bio on}

Others who will play during the spring include Isaac Taylor. “ The running back position will be one of our key strengths on offense," Mendenhall said. "We'll have depth, experience and talent at running back."
{"2006 Season Preview" by Kyle Chilton and Jeff Reynolds, BYU Athletic Communications}

I couldn't help but laugh (and agree) with this comment:
One thing that has struck me about the football players is when you meet many of them, you think, "Sure this guy has muscles, but he's pretty small for a football player, how can his body stand the punishment?" Guys that probably come to your mind are Brandon Howard and Isaac Taylor, etc. But that thought has also crossed my mind with Max Hall, McKay Jacobson, Corby Hodgkiss, Kellen Fowler, etc.
{posted on's "BYU Strongman and eco challenge forum" by user McGregor}

Quarterback Max Hall, who transferred from Arizona State, led a seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive. Hall was a perfect 7-for-7 for all 65 yards on the drive. Isaac Taylor scored when he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass. {KSL article on fall camp 2006}

So, we probably have one player running in the 4.3s. That’s great, but how many can run in the 4.4s? At best, two: Brandon Howard, and Dustin Gabriel. How many can run in the 4.5s? Again, just a few—perhaps David Tafuna, Kayle Buchanan, and Isaac Taylor. Out of this group, only one is an offensive player. {blog entitled Cougar Legion}

And last, but not least, one of the best articles ever written: Who is that Guy?

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