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47. John Taylor

John Taylor was one of the few players to be drafted from Delaware State when the San Francisco 49ers took him with their Third Round Pick in 1986.

Taylor saw limited action as a rookie but was a Pro Bowl Kick Returner in his sophomore year, the same season where San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIII.  The Wide Receiver was a Pro Bowler again in 1989, though this time at the offensive skill position.  Taylor had 1,077 Yards with 10 TDs and likewise aided the 49ers in a Super Bowl win.

Taylor was never chosen for another Pro Bowl, but he was a very good Wide Receiver who had another 1,000 year in 1991.  He played until 1995, winning another Super Bowl and finishing with 5,598 Yards and 43 Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 76th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/29/86.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1995 Season.
  • Games Played: 121
  • Notable Statistics:

    101 Games Started
    347 Receptions
    5,598 Receiving Yards
    43 Receiving Touchdowns
    6 Rushing Attempts
    31 Rushing Yards
    149 Punt Returns
    1,517 Punt Return Yards
    2 Punt Return Touchdowns
    14 Kick Returns
    276 Kick Return Yards
    2 Pass Completions
    2 Pass Attempts
    62 Passing Yards
    66 Approximate Value

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XXIII, XXIV & XXIX)
    Second Team All-Pro (1989)
    Pro Bowl (1988 & 1989)
    Most Punt Return Yards (1988)
    Most Yards per Return (1988)

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