2015 (R-Jr.): Saw action in all 12 games with eight starts at outside linebacker … notched multiple tackles in eight games … racked up five stops, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at Eastern Michigan on Sept. 19 … tallied a season-high six tackles at Ohio on Nov. 17.
2014 (R-So.): Played in all 12 games and started nine contests to earn second letter … career-high 13 tackles versus Northern Illinois … seven tackles in three games – at Toledo, at Army and versus Eastern Michigan … first career tackle for loss versus Indiana State … first career fumble recovery at Iowa and added a second one versus Eastern Michigan … ranked fourth for the Cardinals in tackles and tied for third in sacks … tied for team-high honors with two fumble recoveries.
2013 (R-Fr.): Saw first collegiate action in the season opener versus Illinois State … played in 11 games to earn first letter … five tackles versus Army and Miami … first career forced fumble versus Illinois State … season-high six tackles at North Texas … four tackles against Toledo and Virginia … first career pass break-up versus Central Michigan.
2012 (Fr.): Took a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for coach Todd Wofford at Central Gwinnett High … all-state as a junior and senior … All-Gwinnett County as a junior and senior … team captain as a senior … managed 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble as a senior … tallied 125 career tackles.
PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Patricia Taylor … father played football for Washington State … born Dec. 25, 1993, in Lawrenceville, Georgia … is a member of Ball State Sports Link, a concentration inside the Department of Communications that focuses on digital sports production … full name is Aaron Joseph Taylor.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Tackles: 13, Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 (4-9)
Sacks: 1.0, Akron, 10/25/2014 (1-0); Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 8 times
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-4th], Illinois State, 8/29/2013
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 ; at Iowa, 9/6/14 ; at Iowa, Sep 06, 2014
Pass breakups: 1, Central Michigan, 11/06/2013 ; at Eastern Michigan, Sep 19, 2015