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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 Agrees With Bill Belichick, Khalil Mack Ain't On My Level!

Lawrence Taylor
Agrees With Bill Belichick ... Khalil Mack Ain't On My Level!

Lawrence Taylor says Bill Belichick is absolutely correct ... Khalil Mack ain't NOWHERE near his level -- and neither is anybody else!!! Of course, the reason we're even talking about this is… READ MORE >

Tim Tebow Says Tom Brady 'Probably' Best NFL Player Ever

Tim Tebow
Greatest NFL Player Ever? ... Probably Tom Brady

Is Tom Brady the greatest NFL player of all time? Tim Tebow thinks so ... but this clip just set off a firestorm in the TMZ office.  Jim Brown. Joe Montana. Jerry Rice. Lawrence… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Lawrence Taylor Says Jameis Winston Should Know Better

Lawrence Taylor
I Can't Condemn Jameis Winston But He Should Know Better

Lawrence Taylor says he's not ready to condemn Jameis Winston for the Uber incident that led to his suspension ... but tells TMZ Sports the QB should've NEVER put himself in that spot. Winston… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Conor McGregor's Bail to Be Set at $50k, Will Be Allowed to Fly to Ireland

Conor McGregor
Bail to Be Set at $50k ... Will Be Allowed to Fly Home

Conor McGregor will be allowed to board his jet and return back to Ireland as soon as he posts his $50,000 bail ... this according to his bail bondsman.  We spoke with Ira Judelson -- who's… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Joe Theismann: Gordon Hayward's Injury Gave Me Flashbacks

Joe Theismann
Gordon Hayward's Injury Gave Me Flashbacks

Joe Theismann says watching Gordon Hayward's leg snap during NBA's opening night took him right back to 1985 ... an eerie reminder of that fateful encounter with Lawrence Taylor. Of course, LT… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
Lawrence Taylor DUI Video: NFL Star Bombs Sobriety Tests Before Medical Emergency

Lawrence Taylor DUI Video
NFL Star Bombs Sobriety Tests ... Before Medical Emergency

TMZ Sports has obtained the Lawrence Taylor DUI video from the night he crashed into a cop car on a Florida highway ... and it shows the NFL legend was wobbly and confused before having a medical… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago
Lawrence Taylor Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving in Cop Car Crash

Lawrence Taylor
Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving ... In Cop Car Crash

Lawrence Taylor pled guilty to DUI stemming from a crazy 2016 incident where he drunkenly smashed his Bentley into a police cruiser ... but luckily for LT, he ain't goin' to jail. The… READ MORE >

- 491 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Charges Elevated In DUI Case ... Faces More Jail Time

Lawrence Taylor
Charges Elevated In DUI Case ... Faces More Jail Time

Lawrence Taylor's DUI case just went from bad to worse -- because he was just hit with more severe charges ... and now faces QUADRUPLE the jail time ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Taylor was… READ MORE >

- 756 days ago
Lawrence Taylor's Wife -- Gets 3 Days In Jail ... In Domestic Violence Case

Lawrence Taylor's Wife
Gets 3 Days In Jail In Domestic Violence Case

Lawrence Taylor's wife, Lynette, has been sentenced to 3 days in jail -- stemming from an incident in which she allegedly attacked the NFL legend and cracked his head open ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 768 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Pleads Not Guilty to DUI ... In Cop Car Crash

Lawrence Taylor
Pleads Not Guilty to DUI ... In Cop Car Crash

Lawrence Taylor isn't going down without a fight -- pleading NOT GUILTY to DUI in an incident where he allegedly sideswiped a cop car ... despite the fact cops say he essentially confessed at the… READ MORE >

- 775 days ago
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