(5'11/200) of Glades Day in Belle Glade, Fla. is a member of
the Class of 2013 who has helped lead his team to back to back State
Championships. Taylor might be a national name because his father Fred Taylor
has had a long and storied career at Florida
and in the NFL, but Taylor has done
enough on his own to warrant the early recognition that has come his way.
As a freshman in 2009, Taylor set the record for carries in a Florida State
Championship game with 42. He broke his own record in 2010 with 44 carries for
just under 250 yards and five touchdowns.
Taylor played varsity as an 8th grader, but even just counting his freshman and
sophomore totals of over 5,000 yards, he is on pace to shatter Emmitt Smith's
Florida High School career rushing record of 8804.
Warner Christian has been victimized by Taylor in back to back years, and while
they held him in relatively in check in the first half of their 2010 meeting,
Taylor exploded for over 190 yards and four touchdowns in the second half to
help his Glades Day team claim its second title.
Here is a look back at him from the State Championship:
Belle Glade, Fla. - Kelvin Taylor has a famous dad in former Florida Gator and NFL running back Fred Taylor, but as he assaults the record books, Taylor is earning a name for himself.
Kelvin Taylor may have a famous dad, but his accomplishments are earning a name of his own.