#8 Dexter Taylor Jr.
|HOMETOWN||Lockport, Ill. (Lockport HS)|
2016 (Jr): Played in 11 games totaling 169 receiving yards and averaging 18.8 yards per catch... Recorded 2 receiving touchdowns on the year and set career highs across the board including a reception long of 56 yards vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 12)... Was part of the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl champion Beavers beating Washburn 36-23, for the first post-season win in program history.
2015 (So): Played in nine total games recording a total of 119 yards receiving averaging 19.8 yards per catch... Had career long 47- yard reception at MSU Moorhead (Oct. 17)… Averaged 13.2 all purpose per game.
2014 (Fr-RS): Did not participate.
2013 (Fr-RS): Earned medical redshirt after suffering an injury in the season opener at Winona State (Sept. 5), in which he earned a start.
2012 (RS): Redshirted.
Prior to BSU: Taylor was a three-sport athlete at Lockport High School... A wide receiver for the Porters, he is a two-time Southwest Suburban All-Conference performer... A captain his senior season, he helped guide the team to a 7-4 overall record, 4-3 league mark and a trip to the second round of the Illinois Class 8A playoffs... Earned letters in track (three), football (two) and basketball (two)... Excels in the classroom as an honor roll student all four years of high school.
Personal: Son of Dexter Sr. and Linda Taylor... Majoring in physical education at BSU... Uncle is Richard Buchanan, who played in eight total games in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993 and 1994.
Career Highs: Receptions: 4 vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Receiving Yards: 73 vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Receiving Touchdowns: 1 (x3) last vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Reception Long: 56 at University of Minnesota Duluth (10/22/16).