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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 157 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 >

- 255 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 >

- 515 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 >

- 520 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 >

- 1128 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- 'Concerned' For Son After Statutory Rape Arrest

Lawrence Taylor
'Concerned' For Son After Statutory Rape Bust

NFL Legend Lawrence Taylor is very "concerned" for his son in the wake of Lawrence Taylor Jr.s' statutory rape and sodomy arrest ... sources close to LT tell TMZ. We're told ... LT is on a mission… READ MORE >

- 1180 days ago
Lawrence Taylor's Son -- ARRESTED FOR STATUTORY RAPE, SODOMY

Lawrence Taylor's Son
ARRESTED FOR STATUTORY RAPE, SODOMY [Update]

9:45 AM PT -- According to the Cobb County District Attorney's Office, Lawrence Taylor Jr. could face 25 YEARS TO LIFE in prison if convicted on either the sodomy charge or the child molestation… READ MORE >

- 1180 days ago
Lawrence Taylor -- Wins Sex Case, Lights Up Victory Cigar

Lawrence Taylor
Wins Sex Case, Lights Up Victory Cigar

Lawrence Taylor celebrated his court victory against a young prostitute cigar style. The girl, Cristina Fierro -- who was 16 at the time of the incident -- sued Taylor in civil court,… READ MORE >

- 1434 days ago
Charlie Sheen -- I Did NOT Buy Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl Ring

Charlie Sheen
I Did NOT Buy LT's Super Bowl Ring

Charlie Sheen tells TMZ ... he is NOT the mystery buyer who dropped $230k on Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl ring ... despite widespread media reports to the contrary. LT had gifted the Super Bowl… READ MORE >

- 1589 days ago

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