Highlights

  • On Monday, March 1, 2004 the Miami Dolphins announced the signing of Jason Taylor to a 3-year contract extention to keep Jason in a Dolphins’ uniform until 2009.”
  • Sports Illustrated featured Taylor in a pictorial on 2001’s “The 10 Sexiest Athletes.”
  • In 2001, Taylor had a team-best of 25 quarterback hurries and was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
  • On July 23, 2001 Taylor signed a six-year contract through the 2006 season with the Miami Dolphins.
  • 2000 post-season honors for Taylor include being selected as a first-team All-Pro by Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News and USA Today, and being voted the Dolphins’ Most Valuable Player by South Florida media and fans.
  • Taylor was voted as a starting defensive end to the 2000 AFC Pro Bowl squad.
  • In 2000, Taylor and teammate Trace Armstrong set a Dolphin team record for most sacks by a defensive line tandem. Armstrong had 16.5, and Taylor had a career-high 14.5, combined for a total of 31 sacks.
  • Taylor recorded a sack in six straight games in 2000, tying Doug Betters (1983) in the Dolphins team record book for most consecutive games with a sack.
  • After recording a career-high 68 tackles in 2000, Taylor went on to rack up and even more impressive 86 tackles the following season.
  • Taylor recorded several personal firsts in 1999. He recovered a fumble by Brian Griese to score his first NFL touchdown during the season-opener at Denver, and later had his first career interception when he picked off a pass by former New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
  • In 1997 and 1998, Taylor recorded a total 14 sacks, the third-highest by any Dolphin in his first two NFL seasons.
  • Taylor started his professional career with a bang when he sacked Green Bay’s Brett Favre in a 1997 preseason game.
  • In 1997’s NFL draft, Taylor was a third round pick out of Akron University.