During the slow and insipid summer of 2008, former KSR wordsmith Evan Hilbert profiled each and every member of the University of Kentucky football team. Though his knowledge was sparse and his research was far from thorough, Evan’s short and insufficient player profiles were an integral part of Kentucky’s success that season. UK finished with seven wins, including the opener at Louisville and a 25-19 victory in the Liberty Bowl. Kentucky hasn’t won a bowl game since. Let’s bring back that magic…
#94 TAYLOR WYNDHAM
Weight: 243 lbs.
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Swansea, SC
High School: Swansea
Second Team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele’s College Football (2009)
Third Team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com (2009)
Something You Didn’t Know About Him
He enjoys poetry and listening to classical/opera music in his off time.
Something We Made Up About Him
His three favorites movies are Rudy, Dirty Dancing, and Waiting To Exhale.
Items of Legitimate Interest
Whether Taylor likes it or not, he’ll always be the guy who knocked Tim Tebow out cold in 2009. But there’s more to Taylor Wyndham than attacking ESPN’s baby boy on a pass rush and slamming him to the ground with ferocity like Lawrence Taylor in his prime. Nom nom nom nom.
Taylor has been a part-time starter at Kentucky the past three seasons and he’ll start again this season opposite Collins Ukwu when Kentucky uses a four-man defensive line. He’s played in 38 games over his career and added 35 pounds of indestructible steel to his frame since arriving on campus.
Unfair NFL Comparison
Jarred Allen, Minnesota Vikings
It’s not just a comparison, you’ll have a hard time convincing me they’re not brothers.
Outlook for 2012
Look for him to improve on his 14 total tackles from last season while putting the fear of God in every quarterback on Kentucky’s schedule.