Kwamin Taylor

Oakland, Calif.

High School:
St. Mary's HS '98

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 192



2001: Started last 11 games of the season, including all three postseason contests... Finished 4th on team with 58 total tackles (37 solo, 21 assists)... Posted INTs vs. Abilene Christian, Saint Mary?s and Sacramento State to finish 3rd on team in that department... Credited for 4 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble (stripping Tarleton State?s Will Moody for a turnover in NCAA quarterfinal) and 1 fumble recovery (at Sacramento State)... Selected as team?s Defensive Player of the Week for New Mexico Highlands game... Had 39 tackles in the second half of the season, including career-high 9-3-12 vs. Western Washington... Needs just 7 solo tackles to enter UC Davis? top 10 list.

CAREER POSTSEASON: 15 solos, 18 assists for 33 total in 6 games.

2000: Played in all 13 games, starting four (including first two NCAA postseason games)... Finished T8th on defensive chart, posting 19 solos, 23 assists for 42 total tackles... Credited for 8 assists vs. Mesa State in national semifinal... Also had 2 tackles for losses of 7 yards... Had first career INT against Cal Poly, returning Seth Burford?s pass 27 yards to the Mustang 5-yard line late in the 4th quarter, setting up a Matt Brown TD... Broke up 8 passes, 2nd among Aggies.

1999: Appeared in all 12 games, backing up James Cobb... Recorded 26 tackles (19 solos, 7 assists) and 2 pass break-ups... Best game was 4-1-5 chart with a PBU vs. Humboldt... Recovered fumble in opening series vs. Western Oregon.

1998: Redshirted in football... Member of Aggie track team that won California Collegiate Athletic Association title... Placed 5th in CCAA in both 200 (22.33) and 400 (season-best 49.36)... Joined football teammate Jason Holleman on 4x100 relay team that placed 2nd.. Member of 4x400 relay team that won league title (3:15.49)... Also had season-best 22.13 mark in 200.

ST. MARY?S HS ?98: Earned high school leadership award... All-Contra Costa Athletic League CB on team that went 10-2-1... Also played RB... Ran on 4x400 relay team that earned 7th-best time in nation... Lettered three times in football... Track team was NCS champs in 1997.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 11, 1979 in Oakland, Calif.... Age 23 throughout 2002 season... Majoring in economics... Has twin brother Khalid, who runs track at Long Beach State... Sports hero is Allen Iverson... Non-sports hero is his other brother, Jamaal.