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Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Saw time on defense and special teams...Recovered his first career fumble vs. Rutgers (11/11).
Akron (9/2): Had one tackle...Tied a career high with one pass breakup. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made two stops...Joined Irvin Charles and Nick Scott as the coaching staff's Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. at Iowa (9/23): Made one tackle on punt coverage. Indiana (9/30): Made one tackle on punt coverage. at Ohio State (10/28): Logged his lone stop on punt coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Recovered his first career fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half...Recovered a fumble for Penn State's lone turnover, making it 11-straight games, which was the longest streak since a 29-game stretch from 2007-09. Nebraska (11/18): Totaled a career-high three tackles. at Maryland (11/25): Made one tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. Washington (12/30): Made a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage.
➤ 2016 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester.
Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.
Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. Maryland (10/1): Made his first collegiate tackle in the second quarter on kickoff coverage. Ohio State (10/22): Made a solo stop on punt return in the second quarter to pin Ohio State at its own 11-yard line to start the drive. at Rutgers (11/19): Recovered Juwan Johnson’s blocked punt in the third quarter at the Rutgers 10-yard line, which led to Penn State’s first touchdown of the game.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season
Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 spring semester.
➤ High School
Four-year letterman and a team captain his senior year at St. Christopher’s High School for head coach Lance Clelland...Missed his senior season due to injury but was selected for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Collected 47 tackles, 35 solo, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception as a junior...Named all-state (VISAA Division I) and All-Metro in 2013...Had 24 tackles and four picks as a sophomore...Consensus four-star player, ranking as the 86th-best prospect in the nation by Rivals, fourth-best player in the state and the eighth-best cornerback...Rated as the top cornerback in Virginia by Scout, while ranking as the fourth-best player in the state and 10th among cornerbacks by ESPN...Ran track for four years and played basketball for one year at St. Christopher’s.
Full name is Garrett Benjamin Taylor...Son of Irving and Sandy Taylor...Has a brother, Aaron, and a sister, Austin...Sister played basketball at Neumann University...Hobbies include fishing...Majoring in advertising & public relations...Born November 7, 1996 in Richmond, Virginia.