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Curtis Trishton Taylor is a safety for the San Francisco 49ers, who selected him with the 219th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Taylor played four seasons at LSU. Taylor is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 204 pounds.
Rivals.com ranked Taylor as the No. 18 recruit in Louisiana coming out of Franklinton High School in Franklinton, LA. He moved from quarterback to wide receiver midway through his junior season and recorded 28 receptions for 52 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. Taylor committed to LSU prior to his senior season, choosing the Tigers over Ole Miss and Arkansas.
After redshirting the 2004 season, Taylor playing sparingly in 2005 and 2006, seeing most of his action on special teams and as a reserve in the defensive backfield. In 2007, Taylor stepped into the starting lineup, replacing LaRon Landry at free safety. He recorded 54 tackles and had three interceptions, helping LSU win its second national championship in five seasons. One of his three interceptions came in the fourth quarter of the BCS National Championship Game, helping LSU cement the win over Ohio State. As a senior, Taylor started nine times in 13 games, finishing with 43 total tackles and two interceptions. He suffered a shoulder injury against Tulane, which forced him out of the starting lineup, but he played through it in a limited role. After the 2008 season, Taylor was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game, where he recorded three total tackles for the winning East team.
Taylor was selected in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Before the 2009 season, Taylor signed a four-year/$1.81M contract with San Francisco.
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