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#47 Kurtis Taylor
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 250
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa
High School: Fort Dodge
Experience: 1 Letter
Kurtis Taylor
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 07/07/2006

Awards and Honors
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (F05, F07)

2007
Named Iowa State’s comeback player of the year, ranking second in the Big 12 with 6.5 sacks after missing the entire 2006 season ... his 41 stops included eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... also caused and recovered a fumble ... had career-high five tackles against Texas and Oklahoma ... had a tackle for -15 yards against the Longhorns ... was a major force in win over Kansas State with four tackles, including three for 23 yards in losses ... also had a pair of sacks against the Wildcats.

2004-2006
Joined team in January of 2004 ... in 2005, made seven special teams tackles, appearing in all 12 games after switching to the defensive line in spring drills ... in 2006, suffered knee injury during fall drills and received medical hardship.

High School
Three-year starter who played end, tailback, linebacker and defensive back ... team captain as a senior ... coached by Sam Moser.

Personal
Born April 6, 1985, in Fort Dodge, Iowa ... son of Kristina  and Andrew Taylor ... majoring in communication studies/political science.

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