Steve Taylor - 2013
Steve Taylor is remembered as one of Savannah’s best natural athletes. A 1971 graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School, Taylor starred in football basketball and baseball for the Warriors and was heavily recruited to play football by Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, South Carolina and Clemson. He was selected as an honorable mention All-State receiver at Jenkins before taking his talents to the University of Georgia. He was a starting wide receiver on the 1971 Georgia freshman team but would eventually become one of the best cornerbacks to wear a Bulldogs’ uniform. As a junior, Taylor made a name for himself with signature plays like an end zone interception against Mississippi that preserved a victory. In Taylor’s senior year in 1974, he led the team with five interceptions and was recognized as an honorable mention All SEC performer after his junior and senior seasons. He was chosen to play in the 1975 Coaches All Ammercian Game, and Taylor’s play at Georgia was so outstanding he was named a member of the Georgia’s team of the decade for the 1970s. He was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and was later selected in the NFL Expansion Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. His unique abilities and consistently superb performance in high school and college make Steve Taylor’s name synonymous with athletic excellence in Savannah.