All-America candidate who appears on the watch list for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award... received 2006 preseason All-America honors from Athlon and NationalChamps.net... is also on the All-America checklist by The Sporting News... has made 36 career starts, representing every Horned Frog game over the last three seasons... it's the most of any active TCU player and 11 more than the next-closest Frog (Robert Merrill, 25)... will move from right tackle to left tackle this fall... very athletic... a vocal leader who is a smart and tough player... the lone returning starter on the TCU offensive line.
A first team All-Mountain West Conference selection... started all 12 games at right tackle... allowed just one sack on the year... instrumental in TCU surrendering the second-fewest sacks (18) in the Mountain West Conference regular season... received team Player of the Week honors in the season-opening 17-10 win at Oklahoma (Sept. 3)... recorded nine knockdown blocks against Army (Oct. 15)... also had five knockdowns versus Oklahoma, BYU (Sept. 24) and Air Force (Oct. 22).
Started every game at right tackle... helped TCU to rank third in Conference USA and 19th in the country in scoring offense (32.9 points per game), third in C-USA and 19th in the nation in total offense (430.7 yards per game) and second in C-USA and 19th in the land in passing offense (264.6 yards per game).
Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle... earned C-USA all-Freshman and honorable mention freshman all-America recognition... TCU was one of six schools in the country to average over 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing per game.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Was a two-time first team all-district pick at Hightower High School... was a first team all-Greater Houston honoree and was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year award... earned third team all-state honors... was a member of the Houston Chronicle State Top 100 and the Lubbock Avalanche Journal State Top 100... lettered in football, baseball and track... high school football coach was Kevin O'Keefe... turned down Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Kansas to sign with the Frogs.
Herbert Reginald Taylor II was born September 22, 1984... parents are Herbert Taylor, Sr. and Maxine Whitfield... is an advertising/public relations major with a minor in social work.