April 26, 2013
NEW YORK - Former Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor was selected in the second round of the 2013 National Football League Draft, Friday.
Taylor was the 22nd selection of the second round, and the 54th selection overall.
He is the second-highest Boise State cornerback drafted in school history (Kyle Wilson, No. 29; New York Jets, 2010), and the ninth-highest Bronco to be drafted all-time.
Taylor is the sixth Bronco to be drafted in the second round in school history, and the seventh Boise State football player to be drafted in the first two rounds since Chris Petersen became head coach in 2006.
A first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2012, Taylor led the Broncos with four interceptions and nine pass break-ups this past season, starting each of the team's 13 games. His 51 tackles (31 solo) ranked fourth on the team, and included 3.5 for-loss and 2.5 sacks. Taylor also forced three fumbles.
Taylor was a four-time academic honoree, garnering Western Athletic Conference All-Academic accolades in 2008 and 2010, and earning Academic All-Mountain West honors in 2011 and 2012.
He started 35 of his 48 games played during his Bronco career, registering 132 tackles (91 solo), 10 TFLs, seven interceptions, 18 PBUs and six forced fumbles.
He returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State in the 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, the longest interception return in school history and the longest in the history of the bowl game.
The Miami Dolphins have selected a member of the Boise State football team once before, taking defensive lineman Lance Sellers in the sixth round in 1987 (No. 155 overall).