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Ike Taylor
CB #24
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
Age:
34
College:
Louisiana-Lafayette
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014):

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16
SCK
0.0
FF
0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 636 517 119 3.0 0 140 14 151 -- 51 1 2 5
2014 PIT 5 5 16 11 5 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 PIT 16 16 63 52 11 0.0 -- 12 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 PIT 12 12 32 25 7 0.0 -- 13 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2011 PIT 16 16 44 34 10 0.0 -- 14 2 29 14.5 29 0 0 --
2010 PIT 16 15 66 52 14 1.0 -- 11 2 9 4.5 9 0 1 --
2009 PIT 16 16 62 53 9 1.0 -- 13 1 20 20 20 0 0 1
2008 PIT 16 16 65 50 15 0.0 -- 14 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2007 PIT 16 16 80 69 11 1.0 0 16 3 56 18.7 51 1 1 1
2006 PIT 16 11 69 60 9 0.0 -- 15 2 34 17 34 0 0 1
2005 PIT 16 15 91 75 16 0.0 -- 23 1 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2004 PIT 13 1 16 10 6 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2003 PIT 16 1 32 26 6 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CLE W 30-27 4 2 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @BAL L 6-26 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CAR W 37-19 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 TB L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @JAC W 17-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @CLE L 10-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 HOU W 30-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 IND W 51-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 BAL W 43-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @NYJ L 13-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @TEN W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 NO L 32-35 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 42-21 7 6 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @ATL W 27-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 KC W 20-12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (172-138/14-11): Ike Taylor was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 26, 2012 with a right ankle injury…signed a four-year deal with the Steelers on July 29, 2011…signed a five-year contract extension prior to the 2006 season...originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

PRO (172-138/14-11): Ike Taylor was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 26, 2012 with a right ankle injury…signed a four-year deal with the Steelers on July 29, 2011…signed a five-year contract extension prior to the 2006 season...originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

2014 (3-3): Ike Taylor was inactive Weeks 4-6 due to a right forearm injury.

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Started at RCB for the 10th straight season opener…totaled three tackles and one pass breakup.
  • 9/21 at Carolina: Left the game in the third quarter with a right forearm injury and did not return.

2013 (16-16): Started at right cornerback for all 16 games.

  • 9/16 at Cincinnati: Primarily was matched up on WR A.J. Green…held Green to just six receptions for 41 yards on 14 targets.
  • 9/22 vs. Chicago: Finished second among defensive backs in tackles (6).
  • 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London): Tied for second on the team in tackles (7) and led the team with two pass breakups.
  • 11/3 at New England: Left the game late in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion and did not return.
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Tied a season high with seven tackles.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Recorded a season-high four pass breakups.  
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Tied for second on the team with five tackles.
  • 11/28 at Baltimore: Led the team with two pass breakups…left the game with injured ribs but returned.
  • 12/15 vs. Cincinnati: Finished second among defensive backs with six tackles…tied for the team lead with two pass breakups. 

2012 (12-12): Ike Taylor started the first 12 games before suffering a right ankle injury at Baltimore, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season…was inactive for Weeks 14-16…placed on the Reserve/Injured list on December 26, 2012 due to a right ankle injury…before suffering the injury, he had played in 135 consecutive games…earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 9 for the second time in his career, a game in which he picked off QB Eli Manning and added five tackles and one pass breakup…was part of a secondary that led the NFL in pass defense, fewest yards per pass attempt (6.04) and fewest pass plays of 25+ yards (19)…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had a team high two pass breakups…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Was part of a secondary that held QB Michael Vick to 175 passing yards…tied for the team-high with five tackles…10/11 at Tennessee: Finished second on the team with two pass breakups…10/21 at Cincinnati: Was part of a secondary that held A.J. Green to a season-low one reception for eight yards…10/28 vs. Washington: Played in his 130th consecutive game…1/4 at N.Y. Giants: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 9 performance…recorded an interception off of QB Eli Manning in the first quarter…marked his 14th career interception during the regular season and first since 12/4/11 vs. Cincinnati…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Started his 115th career contest…was part of a secondary that allowed only 11 completions by QB Matt Cassel…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Led a secondary that held WR Torrey Smith to just one reception for seven yards…tied a season-high with five tackles…11/25 at Cleveland: Was part of a secondary that held the Browns to 130 net passing yards…12/2 at Baltimore: Extended his NFL-best streak for consecutive games played at cornerback (135)…left the game in the first quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return…12/9 vs. San Diego: Inactive due to a right ankle injury, snapping an NFL-best streak of 135 consecutive games played. Inactive for the next two games due to a right ankle injury (at Dallas and vs. Cincinnati).  

2011 (16-16/1-1): Ike Taylor started all 16 games, including the lone postseason contest at RCB…named a Pro Bowl alternate…had 39 tackles, two interceptions and a team-high 20 pass breakups…added two special teams tackles…9/11 at Baltimore: Registered his 500th career tackle…9/18 vs. Seattle: Had one tackle and one pass breakup…was part of a defense that held the Seahawks to 159 yards passing…9/25 at Indianapolis: Part of a defense that held the Colts to 153 yards passing…10/2 at Houston: Had four tackles…was part of a defense that held the Texans to 138 yards passing…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Logged two tackles and one pass breakup…added one special teams tackle…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Tallied two tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that held the Jaguars to 109 yards passing…10/30 vs. New England: Started at RCB…had five tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that held the Patriots to 198 passing yards…11/6 vs. Baltimore: Made his 100th career start at CB…had four tackles…11/13 at Cincinnati: Registered two tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 170 yards passing…11/27 at Kansas City: Recorded a season-high six tackles and one pass breakup…registered his first interception of the season…was part of a defense that held the Chiefs to 167 passing yards…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Posted a season-high three passes defensed and his 13th career interception…marked the first time in his career he recorded an interception in back-to-back games…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Was part of a defense that held the Browns to three points…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Had three tackles and tied his season-high with three pass breakups…1/1 at Cleveland: Had one tackle and one pass breakup…added one special teams tackle…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Had two tackles.  

2010 (16-15/3-3): Ike Taylor started 15 regular-season games at RCB…finished the season with 72 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble and 11 pass breakups…was part of a defense that had 21 interceptions…added nine special teams tackles…started all three postseason contests at CB…had 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and three pass breakups…added two special teams tackles in the postseason…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had six tackles and one pass defended…was part of a defense that forced 17 incompletions by Matt Ryan...9/19 at Tennessee: Had eight tackles…was part of a defense that forced six Tennessee turnovers…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Had three tackles…had one pass breakup…had two special teams tackles…10/3 vs. Baltimore: Had nine tackles and his first interception of the season and 10th of his career…had one pass breakup…had one special teams tackle…10/24 at Miami: Had three tackles and two special teams tackles…10/31 at New Orleans: Had five tackles…intercepted his second pass of the year late in the first half…had one pass breakup, which gave him 100 for his career…had one special teams tackle…11/8 at Cincinnati: Had two tackles, one pass breakup and one special teams tackle…11/14 vs. New England: Had seven tackles and one special teams tackle…11/21 vs. Oakland: Had three tackles…forced his first fumble of the season in the second quarter…part of a defense that held the Raiders to 168 yards passing…11/28 at Buffalo: Had three tackles and one pass breakup…had one special teams tackle…12/5 at Baltimore: Had three tackles…posted an 11-yard sack in the second quarter, his first of the season…had one pass breakup…12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Had six tackles…was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 190 total yards, had three sacks and three interceptions…12/23 vs. Carolina: Made his 90th career start at cornerback…was part of a defense that held the Panthers to 72 yards passing and forced two turnovers…1/2 at Cleveland: Had two tackles and one pass breakup…was part of a defense that forced three Browns’ interceptions…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Started his ninth career postseason game…had four tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that held the Ravens to 125 yards passing and forced three turnovers…had one special teams tackle…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Posted his first career postseason sack and forced fumble on QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter, which led to a 19-yard fumble return for touchdown by CB William Gay...Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Had four tackles…added one special teams tackle.

2009 (16-16): Ike Taylor started all 16 games at CB…had 63 tackles and one sack…had one interception and defended 14 passes…9/27 at Cincinnati: Finished with six solo tackles and a team-high four pass defensed…10/11 at Detroit: Finished with four solo tackles, one pressure and two passes defensed…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Recorded six solo tackles…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Made his 40th consecutive start at CB…recorded a season-high 11 solo tackles…11/29 at Baltimore: Recorded six solo tackles, one pressure and one pass breakup…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Recorded two solo tackles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and a sack…marked the first sack of his career…1/3 at Miami: Made his 48th consecutive start at CB…recorded four tackles, one pass breakup and an interception, his first of the season.

2008 (16-16/3-3): Ike Taylor started all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season…finished with 75 tackles (56 solo), one interception and a team-high 14 passes defensed…had five tackles on special teams…started all three postseason games…finished with 13 tackles (11 solo) and four passes defensed…had three postseason tackles on special teams…tied his postseason high by recording seven tackles (five solo) in Super Bowl XLIII…9/7 vs. Houston: Finished second (tied) on the team behind James Harrison with eight tackles (six solo)…also had one passes defensed…9/14 at Cleveland: Had seven tackles (six solo)…limited Braylon Edwards to three receptions for 32 yards (10.7 avg.)…9/21 at Philadelphia: Made his 20th consecutive start at CB in his 80th career game…finished with seven tackles (five solo)…added one assisted tackle on special teams…9/29 vs. Baltimore: Had one solo tackle on special teams…10/5 at Jacksonville: Finished with five tackles (three solo) and one QB pressure…10/19 at Cincinnati: Finished with five tackles (four solo) and led the team with two passes defensed…had one assisted tackle on special teams…11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Finished with four solo tackles and one pass defensed…had one solo tackle on special teams…11/16 vs. San Diego: Recorded three solo tackles and three passes defensed…11/30 at New England: Finished with one solo tackle, two QB pressures and one pass defensed…12/7 vs. Dallas: Finished with three tackles (one solo) and recorded his first interception of the season…had one solo tackle on special teams…12/21 at Tennessee: Finished with a season-high 10 tackles (eight solo) and had one pass defensed…AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Finished with three solo tackles and three passes defensed…had one solo tackle on special teams…AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Finished with three solo tackles, one pass defense and one QB pressure…had one solo tackle on special teams…Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Tied for the team lead with seven tackles (five solo)…had one assisted tackle on special teams.

2007 (16-16/1-0): Ike Taylor started all 16 regular-season games and played in thethe AFC Wild Card Game…named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in a Week 5 win over Seattle…finished second on team with 90 tackles and led team with three interceptions…finished second on team with 17 passes defensed…also recorded two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the Week 16 win over St. Louis, the first of his career…had one special teams tackle…had three tackles, an interception and a pass defensed in the playoff loss to Jacksonville, his third consecutive postseason game with an interception, establishing a new postseason team record... 9/9 at Cleveland: Tallied six tackles (five solo) while also forcing the first fumble of his career on special teams…had his first interception of the season and returned it for two yards...added one sack for a loss of 10 yards…9/23 vs. San Francisco: Recorded five solo tackles, one pass defensed and one quarterback hit...9/30 at Arizona: Logged 63 snaps…finished the game with six solo tackles and a forced fumble on Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald...10/7 vs. Seattle: Registered 46 defensive snaps…had six solo tackles and three passes defensed…got his sixth career interception, after intercepting a Matt Hasselbeck pass on the Pittsburgh goal line as time expired going into halftime…part of a defensive unit that allowed only 144 total yards, 38 rushing yards, 106 passing yards and only eight first downs…awarded the GMC Defensive player of the Week for the Week 5...10/28 at Cincinnati: Saw a total of 52 defensive snaps…finished the game with seven solo tackles and one pass defensed...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Finished the game with four tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed…part of a defensive unit that allowed the Ravens only 104 total yards, with 64 coming on the ground and 40 yards by air…the Baltimore offense managed only five first downs all night...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Logged 53 defensive snaps in his 70th career game at LCB…registered four solo tackles,  one pass defensed and recovered his first fumble of the season off a Jamal Lewis fumble caused by James Harrison, which led to a Steelers’ TD half way through the third quarter…12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Started in his 40th career game and saw action on 70 defensive snaps…logged six solo tackles and one pass defensed...12/9 at New England: Saw action on 57 defensive plays and finished the game with six solo tackles and one pass defensed...12/20 at St. Louis: Saw action on 60 defensive plays and registered six solo tackles, three passes defensed and had one interception, which he returned for a 51-yard TD, the first TD of his career...12/30 at Baltimore: Led the team with nine solo tackles (tied)…also had one pass defensed...AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Finished with three tackles (one solo)…had his third career postseason interception in the fourth quarter, returning it 31 yards and setting up a Steelers’ TD…was also his third consecutive postseason game with an interception.

2006 (16-11): Ike Taylor played in all 16 games and made 11 starts…finished with 74 tackles (64 solo) and posted two interceptions…9/7 vs. Miami: Recorded a team-high three passes defensed and six solo tackles…also registered a quarterback hurry/pressure while logging 60 plays…teamed with Aaron Smith to tackle Ronnie Brown for a loss of two yards on a crucial third-and-two with 6:32 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Steelers trailing…9/18 at Jacksonville: Led all Steelers’ defensive backs with 10 tackles and seven solo tackles…logged 67 plays…9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Covered Bengals all-pro WR Chad Johnson, limiting him to one catch for 11 yards…recorded five tackles (four solo) while logging 57 snaps…recorded a pass defensed and his first interception of the season, which he returned 34 yards to set up a Pittsburgh touchdown…10/8 at San Diego: Recorded a game-high eight solo tackles…logged 71 snaps…recorded two passes defensed, including one in the end zone to prevent a touchdown…added one solo special teams tackle…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Recorded five solo tackles in 60 plays…recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles (one solo) on special teams…10/22 at Atlanta: Recorded two tackles (one solo)…played 69 defensive snaps…recorded one solo special teams tackle…10/29 at Oakland: Started at LCB and recorded three solo tackles and two pass defenses in 49 plays…held All-Pro WR Randy Moss to two catches for 20 yards...held the Raiders to 17 yards passing…11/5 vs. Denver: Recorded six solo tackles and a game-high (tied) four pass defenses…logged 50 plays…added one solo special teams tackle…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Logged 79 plays and recorded eight tackles (seven solo)…11/19 at Cleveland: Logged 62 plays and recorded four tackles (three solo) and one pass defense…added two special teams stops…12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Saw action in the nickel and dime packages…collected two solo tackles and one pass defense in 30 snaps…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Logged 23 plays and collected two tackles (one solo)…added one special teams tackle…12/17 at Carolina: Logged 34 plays and recorded two solo tackles and one pass defensed…intercepted a fade pass in the end zone intended for Steve Smith in the fourth quarter…added one solo special teams tackle…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Posted three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed…12/31 at Cincinnati: Started for the first time in six games…responded with seven tackles (six solo), one quarterback hurry/pressure and two passes defensed in 53 snaps…added one solo special teams tackle.

2005 (16-15/4-4): Ike Taylor moved into the starting lineup and started 15 games and all four playoff contests…finished with 89 tackles (66 solo), 25 passes defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles…also had an interception in the AFC Championship Game at Denver and in Super Bowl XL…9/11 vs. Tennessee: Played 51 defensive snaps and had three tackles…recovered one fumble and defensed one pass…9/18 at Houston: Logged 61 plays on defense…led all defensive backs with eight tackles (five solo)…returned one kickoff for 19 yards…9/25 vs. New England: Did not start because the Patriots opened the game in a three-TE formation…played 69 defensive snaps and recorded a career high 12 total tackles (10 solo)…also had a pass defensed and two solo special teams tackles…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Finished the game with five tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed…started at left CB for the fourth time this season and covered five-time Pro Bowler receiver Jimmy Smith after Deshea Townsend was injured…limited Smith to three catches for 32 yards…made a game-saving pass defensed when he deflected a Byron Leftwich pass intended for Smith in the end zone with 31 seconds remaining in the game…10/23 at Cincinnati: Covered Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson all game and held him out of the end zone…logged 57 snaps and recorded four tackles (three solo)…also recorded a quarterback hurry/pressure and a solo special teams tackle…10/31 vs. Baltimore: Finished with nine tackles (six solo) and his first interception of the season (second of career)…also had one fumble recovery…added one pass defensed and also posted a special teams tackle…logged 75 plays…11/6 at Green Bay: Logged 66 snaps and recorded eight tackles (four solo)…11/13 vs. Cleveland: Recorded four tackles (three solo) on 55 plays…also had one solo special teams tackle…11/20 at Baltimore: Tied for a team high with nine solo tackles while logging 81 plays…also had two passes defensed and two special teams tackles…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Shadowed Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson and held him to just five catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns…logged 64 plays and recorded three solo tackles and two passes defensed…also had one solo special teams tackle…12/11 vs. Chicago: Logged 55 plays and recorded five tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed...alertly returned one punt (off a fake FG try) for 19 yards…12/18 at Minnesota: Recorded a game-high five passes defensed and three tackles (two solo)…logged 52 plays…prevented a Minnesota touchdown by knocking down a pass to Koren Robinson in the end zone…1/1 vs. Detroit: Recorded four solo tackles and his team-leading 25th pass defensed…logged 59 defensive snaps…also had one special teams tackle…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Recorded three solo tackles and tied for the team lead with two passes defensed…replaced Quincy Morgan (injured right ankle) on kickoff returns and returned one kick for 36 yards…36-yard return was a career long in the postseason…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 at Indianapolis: Recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and held Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison to three catches for 52 yards…returned two kickoffs for 33 yards with a long of 18…also had two special teams solo tackles…AFC Championship Game 1/22 at Denver: Recorded one solo tackle…registered his first career postseason interception at the end of the second quarter to set up a TD…returned interception one yard…returned two kickoffs for 42 yards…had a long return of 22 yards…Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Recorded team highs in tackles (7) and solo tackles (6) and added two passes defensed…snuffed out a Seahawks’ drive with an interception at the Steelers’ five-yard line with the team leading 14-10…returned the interception 24 yards to set up a Steelers scoring drive.

2004 (13-1/2-0): Ike Taylor recorded 11 tackles (six solo), one interception and defended four passes...9/26 at Miami: Saw first action of the season after being inactive for the first two games...10/3 vs. Cincinnati: Was credited with one special teams assist...10/17 at Dallas: Returned two kickoffs for 28 yards, a 14-yard average, when Ricardo Colclough left the game due to dehydration…logged 17 defensive plays...10/31 vs. New England: Recorded his first career interception…also was credited with one tackle and two special teams tackles (one solo)…logged 18 defensive plays...11/7 vs. Philadelphia: Was credited with one solo tackle…played seven defensive snaps...11/14 at Cleveland: Registered two solo tackles…also was credited with a pass defensed…played 13 defensive snaps...11/21 at Cincinnati: Recorded one special teams assist…played nine defensive snaps...11/28 vs. Washington: Returned one kickoff for 21 yards…finished with one assist and two special teams tackles (one solo)…played six defensive snaps...12/5 at Jacksonville: Finished with one assist and two passes defensed…returned one kickoff for 19 yards…was credited with one solo special teams tackle…played nine defensive snaps...12/18 at N.Y. Giants: Returned three kickoffs for 60 yards and a long of 22…played five defensive snaps....12/26 vs. Baltimore: Returned one kickoff for 10 yards…played 14 defensive snaps...1/2 at Buffalo: Led the team with five total tackles (three solo)…made several key plays on special teams, including recovering the Bills’ on-side kick near the end of the game…forced a fumble on the Bills’ first punt return that led to the Steelers’ first score…finished with two special teams assists….was credited with one pass defensed…returned two kickoffs for 34 yards...AFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets: Returned three kickoffs for 58 yards, including one of 30 and one of 28 yards…also was credited with one solo special teams tackle...AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New England: Registered one solo special teams tackle…also returned three kickoffs for 29 yards, including a long of 17.

2003 (16-1): Ike Taylor led the team with 831 yards on 37 kickoff returns for a 22.5-yard average…finished with 18 solo tackles and 18 special teams tackles (11 solo)...9/7 vs. Baltimore: Played 12 defensive snaps in his pro debut and was credited with one pass defensed…also had one special teams tackle…returned two kickoffs for 29 yards..9/14 at Kansas City: Had a solid day on special teams…led the team in special teams tackles (two solo)…returned two kickoffs for 43 yards...9/21 at Cincinnati: Nearly broke the opening kickoff for a TD, returning it 40 yards...9/28 vs. Tennessee: Returned two kickoffs for 28 yards…led the team with three special teams tackles (two solo)...10/5 Cleveland: Nearly broke two kickoff returns for touchdowns—one for a career-long 53 yards and another for 38 yards…averaged 31 yards on four returns…also downed a Josh Miller punt at the one-yard line...10/26 vs. St. Louis: Had another solid day as a kick returner…averaged 24.2 yards on six returns (145 yards total)…played one defensive snap…was credited with two special teams tackles (one solo)...11/9 vs. Arizona: Returned three kickoffs for 56 yards (18.7 avg.), including a long of 20 yards…finished with one solo tackle…was credited with a solo special teams tackle…played 44 defensive snaps...11/23 at Cleveland: Made his first career start as the Steelers lined up in their dime defense…returned one kickoff for 23 yards…finished with three tackles…also was credited with one pass defense and two special teams tackles (one solo)…logged 54 defensive plays…12/7 vs. Oakland: Recorded a season-high four solo tackles…12/21 vs. San Diego: Registered three solo tackles and a pass defensed.

COLLEGE: Ike Taylor made the transition from offense to the defensive backfield as a senior…only played two seasons of collegiate football but managed to record 49 tackles (37 solo) with eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles...added 323 yards and three touchdowns on 70 carries (4.6 avg) and 125 yards on 18 receptions (6.9 avg) on offense and gained 490 yards on 27 kickoff returns (18.1 avg.)...majored in psychology. 2002: Was a Super Sleeper Team and All-Sun Belt Conference second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior...moved into the starting lineup at right cornerback…recorded 46 tackles (34 solo) with eight pass defenses and two forced fumbles…did not allow an opponent to catch a pass in four games…returned nine kickoffs for 210 yards (23.3 avg.). 2001: Played in every game on special teams and saw action as a tailback in nine contests...joined the team as a walk-on, earning a scholarship prior to the 2001 season...had 70 carries for 323 yards (4.6 avg) and three touchdowns…caught 18 passes for 125 yards (6.9 avg) and returned 18 kickoffs for 280 yards (15.6 avg)…recorded three solo tackles. 2000: Did not play football. 1999: Did not play football.

PERSONAL: Ike Taylor attended Abramson High School (Gretna, La.)…was an All-District 9-5A first-team selection as a junior and senior…played running back, defensive end, cornerback and placekicker during his three-year career…led the team to the state playoffs in each of his three seasons with the varsity…lettered three times as a guard and small forward on the basketball team…earned All-District 9-5A basketball honors as a senior, as the team compiled a 25-6 record in 1998…lives in New Orleans, Louisiana...son of Cora E. Taylor…has a son, Ivan…Full name: Ivan Taylor.

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