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Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, and has been ranked as the greatest defensive player in league history by former players, coaches, media members, and news outlets such as the NFL Network, and Sporting News. After an All-American career at the University of North Carolina (UNC) (1978–1981), Taylor was drafted by the Giants as the second overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft. Although controversy surrounded the selection due to Taylor's contract demands, the two sides quickly resolved the issue. Taylor won several defensive awards after his rookie season. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Taylor was a disruptive force at outside linebacker, and is credited with changing the pass rushing schemes, offensive line play, and offensive formations used in the NFL. Taylor produced double-digit sacks each season from 1984 through 1990, including a career high of 20.5 in 1986. He also won a record three

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Lawrence Taylor's Wife -- Domestic Violence Charge Dropped ... In Alleged L.T. Attack

Lawrence Taylor's Wife
Domestic Violence Charge Dropped ... In Alleged L.T. Attack

Lawrence Taylor's wife is off the hook in her domestic violence case with the NFL star -- after prosecutors announced they have DROPPED the battery charge against her. We broke the story ...… READ MORE >

Lawrence Taylor -- Joe Theismann Should Thank Me ... For Snapping His Leg! (VIDEO)

Lawrence Taylor
Joe Theismann Should Thank Me ... For Snapping His Leg!

Lawrence Taylor says he did Joe Theismann a HUGE FAVOR by snapping the QB's leg back in 1985 ... and he's dead serious about it. LT was speaking at the Bronko Nagurski Charlotte TD Club Luncheon… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Bloody Injuries After Wife's Domestic Violence Arrest (PHOTOS)

Lawrence Taylor
Bloody Injuries After Wife's Domestic Violence Arrest

Lawrence Taylor had a bloody gash in the back of his head after the alleged domestic violence incident that lead to his wife's arrest. READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Lawrence Taylor's Wife -- Arrested For Domestic Violence ... Allegedly Attacked NFL Legend (MUG SHOT + VIDEO)

Lawrence Taylor's Wife
Arrested For Domestic Violence Allegedly Attacked NFL Legend

8:33 AM PT -- Cops say Lynette ADMITTED to throwing an object at the back of LT's head -- 'causing a 3-inch laceration ... at one point saying, "Yeah, I beat [his] ass. I made him bleed." Lynette… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Stumped By The Kardashians (VIDEO)

Lawrence Taylor
Stumped By The Kardashians

The Kardashians just did what no lineman could ever do ... they stopped Lawrence Taylor dead in his tracks.  READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Lawrence Taylor On Manziel -- 'It's Not the '80s ... Can't Do What You Want Anymore' (VIDEO)

Lawrence Taylor On Manziel:
'It's Not the '80s' 'Can't Do What You Want Anymore'

Lawrence Taylor has some real talk for Johnny Manziel -- "It's not the 1980s. It's not the early 1990s. You cannot do what you want to do in the NFL anymore." TMZ Sports sat down with LT at a… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Dominates Celeb Golf Tourney ... Crushes NFL Legends

Lawrence Taylor
Dominates Celeb Golf Tourney ... Crushes NFL Legends

Lawrence Taylor is still killing running backs -- laying the smackdown on guys like Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson on his way to a victory in Alonzo Mourning's big celeb golf tourney. Event… READ MORE >

- 219 days ago
Lawrence Taylor's Son -- Guilty Of Statutory Rape ... Gets 30 Years

Lawrence Taylor's Son
Guilty Of Statutory Rape ... Gets 30 Years

Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Ray Rice Deserves 2nd Chance

Lawrence Taylor
Ray Rice Deserves 2nd Chance

Lawrence Taylor believes Ray Rice can still play in the NFL -- and believes SOMEONE should give the guy a second chance in the league this season.   It's an interesting stance for Taylor,… READ MORE >

- 484 days ago
Lawrence Taylor's Son -- Released from Jail After Child Molestation Arrest

Lawrence Taylor's Son
Released from Jail After Child Molestation Arrest

Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- has just been released from jail after his July arrest for statutory rape, child molestation, and sodomy, TMZ has learned.LTJ's mom… READ MORE >

- 1092 days ago

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