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Whit Taylor

Whit Taylor
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-01-08) January 8, 1960
Place of birth: Shelbyville, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
Undrafted: 1983
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics
Attempts: 138
Completions: 76
Passing Yards: 1,050
Touchdowns: 21
Interceptions: 8
Stats at

Whit Taylor (born January 8, 1960) is a retired college and professional football quarterback. He was an all-Southeastern Conference quarterback for Vanderbilt University from 1979–1982, a period which included a trip to the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl.[1] His career at Vanderbilt led in 2003 to his recognition as an SEC Football Legend.[1]

After attempting a career in the National Football League, he became a backup quarterback for the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League and then became quarterback of the Denver Dynamite of the Arena Football League in 1987. In that year he became the first player ever to pass for ten touchdowns in any professional game of American football, a record which stood for over a decade.

Taylor is currently an principal at a Tennessee high school.


  • Biography 1
    • Professional career 1.1
    • After football 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Professional career

In 1987, Taylor lead the Denver Dynamite to a 45-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Gladiators in ArenaBowl I.[2] Taylor threw 4 touchdowns during the game, throwing 3 to Gary Mullen.[2]

After football

He worked as a high school football coach and teacher in the Middle Tennessee area at Shelbyville's Central High School, his high school alma mater.

In 2006, he left coaching to go into educational administration. He served as the Harris Middle School Assistant Principal for a few years. He is currently Principal of Shelbyville Central High School.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Brent Wiseman (December 2, 2003). """Whit Taylor to be honored as "SEC Legend. MSN. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Arena Football League Championship : Taylor Leads Dynamite, 45-16". Los Angeles Times. August 2, 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 

External links

  • "Taylor remembers the last Vandy bowl team" from
  • AFL stats from
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