Terrance Taylor is a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions. Taylor was selected with the 136th pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Before going pro, Taylor played four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he was a two-time All-Big Ten selection. Taylor is 6-feet tall and weighs 319 pounds.
Prep Career
Taylor was a four-year starter at Muskegon High School in Muskegon, MI, where he won a state championship as a senior. After recording 203 total tackles and 38 sacks during his career, he was ranked as the No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 96 overall prospect in the nation according to rivals.com. He committed to Michigan in September of his senior year, after making official visits to Ann Arbor and LSU.
College Career
Though Taylor didn't start as a true freshman, he did play 10 games and recorded one tackle. He became a regular starter as a sophomore, coming off the bench just twice in his 13 games. Over his final two seasons, he started all 25 of Michigan's games, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior. Taylor finished his career with 114 total tackles (17.5 for loss), 6.0 sacks and four fumble recoveries.
NFL Career
Terrance Taylor was selected in the fourth round (136th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Before the 2009 season, Taylor signed a four-year contract with Indianapolis. He played sparingly in the 2009 preseason and was waived on Sept. 5, 2009.

On Oct. 14, Taylor was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers, but was released on Oct. 20, 2009. He was signed to the practice squad of the Detroit Lions on Dec. 23, 2009.