Kerry Taylor

  • TE, #49
  • Height: 6’2 Weight: 255
  • Yrs/Pat: 1
  • Acquired: FA-99
  • School: University of Massachusetts
  • Born: Jan 24, 1977 Mansfield Mass.

    Career Transactions

    • Originally signed by the Detroit Lions as a rookie free agent (4/28/99) but was later released (9/6/99)
    • Signed onto the Patriots practice squad (9/7/99)
    • Signed onto the Patriots active roster (1/5/00)

    College Highlights

    • Taylor was a two-year starter for the University of Massachusetts (1997-98)
    • Helped lead the Minutemen to the 1998 Division I-AA national championship
    • Finished his college career ranked in the top ten in receptions (third, 100), receiving touchdowns (fifth, 13) and receiving yards (ninth, 1,098) on the Massachusetts career lists
    • Named first-team Division I-AA All-America in 1998 by the American Football Coaches Association, The Sports Network and the Walter Camp Foundation
    • Voted first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection during his final two seasons (1997-98)
    • Recorded 74 receptions, 854 yards and five touchdowns during his senior season
    • His reception total was the second-highest single-season mark in school history and his yardage total was fourth in Massachusetts history

    Personal

    • Kerry Peter Taylor was born the son of Donna Taylor and Peter Osborne Jan. 24, 1977.
    • He caught 42 passes for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense at Mansfield (Mass.) High.
    • He also recorded 60 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end.
    • Placed third in the triple jump at the New England Championships during his senior season in 1994.
    • Established a school record in the long jump of 20’4″.
    • Kerry majored in family and consumer studies at the University of Massachusetts.