18 Ryan Taylor
18 Ryan Taylor
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: JR
Hometown: Roseville, CA
High School: Oakmont HS
Position: WR
Experience: 2V

Expected to battle Willie Tucker as the backup to Lance Castaneda at Z Back (wide receiver) position at Cal Poly this fall.

2010 -- Played in two games but did not record any receptions ... in 2011 Spring Game caught three passes for 62 yards, including a 41-yarder on a halfback pass from Mark Rodgers.

2009 -- Caught pair of passes for 12 yards ... played in all 11 games as a backup wide receiver ... caught one pass each against Montana and Weber State ... also blocked a Dixie State punt, scooped up the loose ball and scampered two yards into the end zone for a touchdown ... made two tackles on special teams.

2008 -- Redshirt.

High School – A very active quarterback under head coach Dale Mortensen at Oakmont High School ... in his senior season rushed for 683 yards (7.8 average per carry) and 12 touchdowns while completing 70 of 139 passes (51 percent) for 1,110 yards and 10 more scores ... against Folsom, he rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown and passed for 123 yards and two more scores in the 35-28 win ... earned first-team All-Sierra Foothill League honors as a utility player, punting for a 38.7 average and converting 30 of 34 PAT kicks and four of seven field goals ... also was named first-team All-Area as a punter and was team MVP and honorable mention All-Metro as a kick specialist ... selected to play in KCRA Holiday Classic Bowl Game ... Oakmont finished 5-5 overall and 1-4 in league play ... as a junior, rushed for 208 yards and completed 93 of 161 passes for 1,167 yards and seven touchdowns ... named team offensive MVP and earned second-team All-Sierra Foothill League honors as a quarterback ... also lettered in baseball and basketball ... earned Academic Merit Award ... served as rally commissioner in student government.

Personal – Son of Keith and Florian Taylor ... two brothers, Brandon and Julien ... lists snowboarding and wakeboarding as hobbies ... served as a youth football instructor last summer ... born November 27, 1990, in Pacifica, Calif. … majors in industrial technology.