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Bruce Taylor


Bruce Lawrence Taylor

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Perth Amboy, NJ


Boston University (1967-1969)


The year 1969 was a great one for the Boston University Terriers and Bruce Taylor. The Terriers had a 9-1 record in the regular season and accepted a bid to the Pasadena Bowl. (They lost 28-7 to San Diego State.) Taylor played defensive back and punt returner. He scored four times on punt returns of 100, 72, 64, and 56 yards. He made six touchdowns and led his team in scoring with 36 points. He returned 26 punts for 527 yards, an average of 20.3 per return. This was the best punt return record in the nation. He played in the East-West Shrine Game. The New England Football Writers Association named him the outstanding senior player in New England. Taylor, 5-11, 185 pounds, made divisional All-America in both 1968 and 1969. He played eight years with San Francisco in the National Football League and in 1970 was named Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News and by United Press International. Taylor also starred in baseball for Boston University and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.


Height 5'11

Weight 185

Career Highlights

  • 1969 First Team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1968 First Team All-America (College Div.)
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