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    73 Bernard Taylor  
    Bernard Taylor

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Detroit, Mich.

    High School:
    Dakota

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 307

    Position:
    OL

    Experience:
    3L


    2013 (Junior): Appeared in 10 games with nine starts at guard ... Indiana set single-season records with 6,102 total yards, 508.5 total yards per game, 461 points, 38.4 points per game, 36 passing touchdowns, 62 total TDs and 300 first downs ... team averaged over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same season for the first time in school history ... offensive line did not allow a sack in six games and surrendered just one sack every 26.1 pass attempts, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... the Hoosiers were one of six teams in nation to rank in the top 30 in total, passing, scoring and rushing offense ... Michigan State game captain ... IU offensive player of the week (Purdue).

    2012 (Sophomore): Started the first six games at left guard before sustaining a season-ending injury ... offensive line led the Big Ten allowing just one sack every 31.8 pass attempts ... line did not allow a sack in five games and surrendered just one sack twice ... team led the Big Ten in passing offense (311.2), finished second in total offense (442.0) and fourth in scoring offense (30.8).

    2011 Honors: Earned a spot on the Yahoo Sports, BTN.com and ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman teams.

    2011 (Freshman): Moved from defensive line to offensive line during preseason camp ... started the final 10 games of the season and played in 11 at left guard ... team posted five games with over 200 rushing yards, including a 319-yard effort against Northwestern ... IU collected three straight 200-plus yard rushing games - at No. 4 Wisconsin (223), at Iowa (217) and against Northwestern - for the first time in league action since 2001.

    Prep/Personal: Defensive tackle and offensive tackle for head coach Mike Giannone at Dakota High School ... all-state, all-county, All-East Detroit and all-conference selection in 2010 ... posted 103 tackles, 67 solo, with 10 sacks ... also named the team's offensive lineman of the year ... Dakota captured the District 8 championship in 2009 and 2010 ... rated the No. 20 prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 51 offensive guard nationally by ESPN.com ... mother is Stacy Clark ... born on Dec. 30, 1992, Bernard Timothy Taylor is a telecommunications major.


       

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