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Chris Taylor
No. 35     New England Patriots
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: November 7, 1983 (1983-11-07) (age 26)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Indiana
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Houston Texans
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Rushing yards     160
Average yards per rush     3.8
Rushing touchdowns     1
Stats at

Christopher Taylor (born November 7, 1983 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Indiana.


Early years

Taylor attended Cordova High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was a two-time All-Region selection and All-State honorable mention at running back.

College career

After graduating from high school, Taylor attended Indiana University. In his true freshman season in 2002, Taylor played in six games, rushing for 229 yards. In 2003, Taylor rushed for 464 yards and three touchdowns. He started two games in 2004, rushing for 323 yards. In his senior season in 2005, Taylor played in all 11 games and ran for 740 yards and four touchdowns.

Professional career


Houston Texans

Taylor was signed by the Houston Texans in May 2006 after going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was released by the Texans on September 3 and re-signed on September 9. He was inactive for the Texans' season opener and was waived on September 11 before being re-signed to the team's practice squad. He was elevated back to the 53-man roster on December 6, where he spent the remainder of the season. Taylor missed all of the 2007 season after being placed on injured reserve on July 30 with a knee injury. He was on the 53-man roster for the first six games of the 2008 season for the Texans before again suffering an injury and going on injured reserve. He reached an injury settlement and was released by the Texans in October 2008.

New England Patriots

After spending the rest of the 2008 season out of football, Taylor was signed by the New England Patriots on August 17, 2009. He was placed on injured reserve on September 5 with a shoulder injury.

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