A Name of his Own
Kelvin Taylor
Kelvin Taylor
Director of Scouting
Posted Mar 16, 2011
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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.

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Kelvin Taylor (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:



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