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#33
Stepfan Taylor
Carries Yards TD
322 1530 13
Team: Stanford CardinalHeight: 5-11 Born:
Position: RBWeight: 215 Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Following the departure of Andrew Luck, Taylor proved he could continue to perform at a high level as the focal point of Stanford's offense in 2012. A well-built workhorse, Taylor rushed for 1,530 yards and 13 touchdowns on 322 carries on the way to second-team All-Pac-12 honors. He put together three straight 100-yard efforts to close the regular season and helped the Cardinal capture the Pac-12 North title. After spending his freshman year behind Heisman Trophy finalist Toby Gerhart, Taylor got his chance in 2010 and ran for 1,137 yards and 15 TDs as the Cardinal's starting running back. As a junior, Taylor earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors with 1,330 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging a career-best 5.5 per carry during Luck's final season. A thick, hard-running back, Taylor can be difficult to bring down and often powers through high arm tackles in the open field. He also proved to be a reliable receiver out of the backfield with 97 catches for 778 yards and five touchdowns over his final three seasons. Taylor was also relied upon in pass protection, displaying solid technique and physicality as a blocker. While he doesn't possess game-breaking speed, scouts believe Taylor has enough quickness to burst through an opening. At the scouting combine, he had one of the worst 40-yard dash times (4.76) at his position but still tied for fifth among all running backs with a 75.6 grade on a scale with a maximum of 100. Taylor has drawn comparisons to Chester Taylor and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He doesn't appear to be outstanding in any one area, but scouts believe Taylor is a tough, well-rounded back who could go as high as the second round.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 Stan  13 56 303 5.4 2 3 43 14.3 0
2010 Stan  13 223 1137 5.1 15 28 266 9.5 1
2011 Stan  13 242 1330 5.5 10 25 182 7.3 2
2012 Stan  14 322 1530 4.8 13 41 287 7.0 2
Career   53 843 4300 5.1 40 97 778 8.0 5

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2010 Stan  13 0 0 - 0 1 17 17.0 0
Career   53 0 0 - 0 1 17 17.0 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/31/2012 SJSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 116 4.5 1 38 2 3 1.5 0 5
9/8/2012 Duke 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 69 4.9 1 13 3 26 8.7 0 15
9/15/2012 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 27 153 5.7 1 59 5 60 12.0 1 23
9/27/2012 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 75 3.6 0 7 4 0 0.0 0 5
10/6/2012 Ari 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 31 142 4.6 2 21 1 -7 -7.0 0 0
10/13/2012 @ ND 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 28 102 3.6 0 13 4 22 5.5 0 14
10/20/2012 @ Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 28 189 6.8 1 39 2 11 5.5 0 6
10/27/2012 WashSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 58 2.8 0 11 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
11/3/2012 @ Colo 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 10 43 4.3 2 26 4 24 6.0 0 11
11/10/2012 OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 114 6.0 1 19 2 47 23.5 1 40
11/17/2012 @ Oregon 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 33 161 4.9 0 18 1 4 4.0 0 4
11/24/2012 @ UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 142 7.1 2 49 3 27 9.0 0 19
11/30/2012 UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 78 3.3 1 13 6 55 9.2 0 33
1/1/2013 Wisc 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 88 4.4 1 10 3 17 5.7 0 12