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Taylor Emerges as Big-Time Prospect

Phillip Taylor has been a big kid throughout his life. Ironically, that massive size delayed Taylor from playing a single down of football until he was a freshman at Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Md.

“When Phillip was like 10 or 11, with his height and size, he would have to play with the 14 and 15 year olds,” Taylor’s mother, Kimberly Taylor, said. “If I would let him play with the 14 and 15 year olds, [the league] would waive the insurance on him. I didn’t want to take that chance of him getting hurt because he wasn’t playing with his age group.” Taylor’s mother and father, Phillip Sr., did...