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Rod Taylor

Rod  Taylor

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Callaway

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 321

Position:
OL

Experience:
4L

02/07/2018

Football Completes 2018 Signing Class

Rebel Recruiting Class Ranked as High as No. 27 in the Country.

02/06/2018

Football Quartet Invited to 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

Haynes, Speaks, Taylor and Wilkins Will Represent the Rebels in Indianapolis.

11/26/2017

Matt Luke Officially Named Head Coach of the Rebels

Luke Becomes the 38th Head Coach in Program History

08/28/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Meets with Media for First Weekly Presser of 2017 Season

11/14/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

Freeze Recaps Win at No. 8 Texas A&M, Previews Saturday's Game at Vanderbilt

2017: Started all 12 games at RT ... vs. South Alabama (9/2/17): Got the start at RT in the season opener ... Helped the Rebels rack up 531 yards of total offense and 47 points ... vs. UT Martin (9/9/17): Started at RT ... Helped Ole Miss to 543 yards of total offense ... at Cal (9/16/17): Started at RT ... Helped the Rebels to 416 yards of total offense ... at No. 12 Auburn (10/7/17): Helped the Rebels to 429 yards of offense ... vs. Vandy (10/14/17): Helped the Rebels to 603 yards of total offense and 252 yards on the ground in the win ... Helped Ole Miss to 153 yards rushing in the LSU game (10/21/17) ... Helped the Rebels to 566 yards of total offense (198 rushing, 368 passing) in the Arkansas game (10/28/17) ... Helped Ole Miss to 473 yards of total offense in the win at Kentucky (11/4/17) ... Started at RT against Louisiana (11/11/17) and helped the Rebels tally 641 yards of total offense, including 223 on the ground ... Helped the Rebels to 202 yards rushing in the Texas A&M game (11/18/17).

2016: Played in nine games with seven starts at left tackle ... Helped Ole Miss rank 13th nationally in passing (314.9 ypg) and fewest TFLs allowed (4.67/game) ... Did not play vs. Auburn, Georgia Southern or Texas A&M due to an ankle injury and was limited coming off the bench in his return at Vanderbilt ... Earned third letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Started at left tackle (for the first time in his career) and helped Ole Miss score 34 points and rack up 313 passing yards ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Helped the Rebels gain 416 total yards and score 38 points ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Helped Ole Miss put up 43 points, 522 total yards and 421 passing yards against the nation’s top-ranked team ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Helped roll up 510 total yards and 45 points for an O-line that allowed just one sack ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Helped the Rebels gain 624 total yards (fifth-most in school history) and 263 rushing yards ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Helped Ole Miss compile 403 total yards (150 rushing) ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Helped Ole Miss pile up 528 total yards and 31 first downs ... Missed spring drills while recovering from shoulder surgery, but returned for fall camp.

2015: Played in 10 games with two starts at right guard ... Helped the Rebel offense shatter the majority of single-season school records, including most total yards, points, touchdowns and passing yards ... Missed the UT Martin, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State games due to injury ... Earned second letter ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Helped Ole Miss score 73 points and rack up 607 total yards ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Helped Ole Miss score its most points ever in Tuscaloosa (43) and rack up 433 yards against the Tide’s stellar defense ... at #23 Florida (10/3/15): Saw extensive action at RG and made a tackle after a Rebel turnover ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Helped Ole Miss gain 665 total yards, second-most in school history, in start ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Helped the Rebels set a school record with 440 passing yards ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Paved the way for 230 rushing yards and 471 total yards in start ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Helped Ole Miss accumulate 558 total yards and 27 first downs in the SEC road win ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Helped the Rebels pile up 52 points, 222 rushing yards and 590 total yards ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Helped Ole Miss score its fourth-most points ever against LSU (38) ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Helped Ole Miss set school records for most points (48) and yards (554) in a bowl game.

2014:
Played in every game with two starts at right guard as a true freshman ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made his college debut ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Helped Ole Miss pile up 547 total yards and 34 first downs in his first extensive action ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Helped pave the way for 554 total yards and 56 points ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Helped Ole Miss score 20 second-half points in a comeback win over the nation’s top-ranked team ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Helped Ole Miss play a clean game with only two penalties, two sacks allowed and no turnovers ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Paved the way for Ole Miss’ 180 rushing yards and another turnover-free game ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Helped Ole Miss rack up 487 total yards ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made his first career start and helped generate season-high 640 total yards and 402 rushing yards ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Helped Ole Miss pile up 532 total yards and as a unit only allowed one sack while protecting a hobbled Bo Wallace (ankle) ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Started at right guard ... Member of the 2014 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: An Under Armour All-America selection ... MaxPreps second team All-American ... Listed as a 5-star prospect, the No. 1 offensive guard and the No. 25 overall player in the country by 247Sports.com ... ESPN.com lists him as the No. 2 OG and No. 56 player in the nation ... Member of the Rivals250, ranked 106th overall ... The consensus top-rated prospect in Mississippi ... Listed No. 1 on The Clarion-Ledger Targeted 22 list and named to the publication’s Dandy Dozen ... A first team All-State and All-Metro selection by The Clarion-Ledger his senior season, collecting more than 100 pancake blocks without giving up a sack ... Named first team Class 5A All-State by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Helped Callaway average more than 265 rushing yards per game en route to a school-record 14 wins and the 5A North Half Finals ... Second team Class 5A All-State by the MAC and All-Metro by The Clarion-Ledger his junior year when he helped the Chargers rush for 1,516 yards ... Coached in high school by Daryl Jones ... High school teammate of fellow Ole Miss Rebel Breeland Speaks ... Also played basketball and ran track ... Helped Callaway’s basketball team to state titles in 2012 and 2013.

PERSONAL: Son of Melanie Anderson ... Born: Oct. 26, 1994 ... Majoring in general studies (minors in education, legal studies, recreation administration).

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