ACC: Richard Taylor

Maryland pro timing day results

March, 11, 2010
There were about 35 representatives from 27 NFL teams at Maryland on Wednesday watching 12 former Terps in a three-hour audition for a possible career at the next level.

No pressure.

Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said he puts more stock into the players' game film than their timed drills.

“Personally, I think it is more important to see what their tape shows,” Friedgen said, according to the team's practice report. “That’s the true indicator. But you never know what is going to trigger somebody’s excitement. If a guy runs a great time or if he shows how strong he is and has a great workout, it can definitely help their status in the draft.”

That could be the case for a player like Nolan Carroll, who was injured this past season and didn't participate in the NFL combine drills. On Wednesday, Carroll had the best times in the 40-yard dash (4.39), pro agility drill (4.21) and L drill (6.81). He also did 17 reps on the 225-pound bench press and had a vertical jump of 37.5 inches.

Offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, a projected first-round pick, didn't have much to prove after earning some of the best marks among offensive linemen at the combine last month. Campbell led all offensive linemen in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.

On Wednesday, he ran through on-field drills with the pro scouts at the Terps' practice facility.

“It actually feels really good to have done everything at the combine,” Campbell said. “... It feels good because, three years ago, I didn’t expect myself to be here.”

Offensive lineman Phil Costa, one of the strongest players in team history, recorded 30 reps on the bench press and had a vertical jump of 35 inches.

Cornerback Richard Taylor had 30 reps on the bench press, ran a 4.49 in the 40 and tied Anthony Wiseman for the second-best pro agility drill (4.33). Wiseman also had the third-best 40-yard dash (4.47) and Terrell Skinner posted the No. 2 time in the L drill (7.18).

Cory Jackson had an impressive time for a fullback, running the 40 in 4.70.

ACC's lunchtime links

August, 24, 2009
Posted by's Heather Dinich

Happy Monday, ACC fans. You know why it's a good Monday? Because it's the last full week without any ACC football. Let's get it over with, shall we?

First, The Sporting News put forth a few ACC predictions, and they're all good. Here's their best of the best in the ACC. Oh, and P.S. -- Terry Bowden says Bobby Bowden isn't going to retire at the end of the season.
Wake Forest continues to pull players from the talent-rich state of Florida. Coach Jim Grobe said last year's offensive line "was soft and beat up." Will this year be any different? It should be.
If you think playing college football is a full-time job, ask Maryland cornerback Richard Taylor how easy it is to play for the Terps and work four days a week for the Department of Transportation.
The defensive line isn't the only concern up front for Georgia Tech. Especially when the o-line didn't play "worth a [crap]" in Friday's scrimmage.
Right now Miami's backup quarterback doesn't have to play. So don't count on seeing much of Taylor Cook this fall.
FSU defensive tackle Moses McCray isn't about to let his heart condition -- "athlete's heart" -- stop him from having a breakout season. And he's got the doc's permission to try.
Marcus Gilchrist appears to be the man taking over at free safety for Clemson, though those within the program say he could play anywhere.
It's not unusual to have turnover at a program after a coaching change, but what stands out at UNC is the fact that more players left after Butch Davis' second season than his first.
The state of North Carolina might have one of the best groups of quarterbacks it's ever seen.

Maryland's Taylor gets extra year of eligibility

March, 5, 2009

Posted by's Heather Dinich

Good news for the Terps: The NCAA has given cornerback Richard Taylor another year of eligibility.

Taylor missed almost all of the past two seasons with knee injuries. It started in the spring of 2007 when Taylor's season ended with a left knee injury. He made it through the first three games last year before suffering a season-ending right knee injury against California (Sept. 13).

Taylor is one of those players who always seems to be smiling, and he's well-spoken and works hard. Whether he'll earn a starting job at cornerback remains to be seen, but he'll definitely help the group's depth and will see some time on special teams. Heading into this spring, Nolan Carroll and Anthony Wiseman would be the starters.

Taylor will be working with the No. 2s, along with Jamari McCollough -- who can also play safety -- Cameron Chism and Michael Carter.

Taylor has played in 23 career games, mostly on special teams. He redshirted in 2004 and played a reserve role in 2005 and 2006.

He graduated in 2007 and is currently pursuing a master's in real estate development.

FSU, Maryland and Virginia Tech injury reports

October, 3, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich


Out for the year:
DB Ed Imeokparia (right knee)
LB Aaron Gresham (right knee)
RB Tavares Pressley (left knee)
OL Evan Bellamy (blood clot)
DT Emmanuel Dunbar (back)
DB Nick Moody (shoulder)

Out this week:
DE Toshmon Stevens (calf strain) and DE Jamar Jackson (knee)

WR Richard Goodman (knee)


Out for season:
WR Kevin Dorsey (foot)
LB Dominique Herald (knee)
RB Paul Lariviere (knee)
OL Ben Pooler (knee)
DB Richard Taylor (knee)
DL Joe Vellano (shoulder)

LB Louis Berman (leg)
OL Tyler Bowen (leg)
DB Nolan Carroll (leg)
DL Ricardo Dacosta (leg)
TE Matt Furstenburg (leg)
LB Adrian Moten (arm)
QB Jordan Steffy (hand)
WR LaQuan Williams (leg)
OL Lamar Young (leg)

DL Mack Frost (leg)
DL Travis Ivey (leg)


OL Barrett Mears (ankle) -- Out

ACC quick injury update

August, 19, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich


Sophomore quarterback Josh Nesbitt, senior offensive tackle Andrew Gardner and true freshman B-back Richard Watson all returned from injuries on Monday. The number of injured players missing practice is down to five -- the fewest since late July.


Backup cornerback Richard Taylor, who was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist Hospital on Monday, was released late Monday afternoon. It was believed to be a combination of severe dehydration and a mild concussion, according to a school spokesman.

Taylor went home with his parents and did not attend Monday evening practice. They're not sure if he will practice today, but he should be fine.


Safety Anthony Reddick and linebacker Romeo Davis were held out of practice Monday. Senior defensive end Eric Moncur is going through drills at "half-speed to three-quarters speed right now."

Terps backup corner taken to hospital

August, 18, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Backup cornerback Richard Taylor was admitted to Washington Adventist Hospital today after suffering a heat-related illness in the first team period of practice, coach Ralph Friedgen said.

"I didn't even know until I saw the EMS unit there," Freidgen said. "He's stable ... Right now it looks like everything is OK."



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