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Rod Taylor

Rod  Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Callaway

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 329

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

11/14/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

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

10/24/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

Freeze Recaps Loss to LSU, Previews Saturday's Matchup with No. 15 Auburn

08/29/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

Ole Miss Head Football Coach Discusses Next Monday's Matchup with No. 4 Florida State

04/09/2016

Ole Miss Concludes the Spring with Final Practice

Rebels Head into the Summer After Beneficial Spring

08/18/2015

Preseason Report 08.18: Physical Practice Midway Through Camp

Ole Miss Continues Camp in Preparation for 2015 Season

Listed No. 2 at left guard entering fall camp ... Tremendous athlete ... If he’s healthy, he can battle for a starting spot at guard or tackle ... Missed spring drills while recovering from shoulder surgery. 

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 ... General studies major.



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