The Owls held their second scrimmage of 2013 training camp on Saturday, August 17
Rice: Emerged as the Owls top receivng target in 2012 and looks to challenge for honors in 2013.
2013 Has a career-high six TD receptions this year, four in the last three games... Six TDs are tied for ninth on school history... Set a career-high with 185 yards on four catches vs. UTEP and matched his career-high with three TD catches... Receiving total was the most by an Owl at Rice Stadium and the third-best in school history, topped only by James Casey's 208 at Memphis in `08 and David Houser's 196 @Florida in `76... Became the 12th Owl to reach 100 career catches and now ranks ninth with 109. Ed Lofton is eighth with 112...Moved past Doug Cunningham into 6th with 1,560 career yards....Toren Dixon is 5th with 1,746. ... Picked up where left of in the Armed Forces Bowl, leading the Owls with seven catches for 68 yards and a touchdown vs. Texas A&M... His grab of a deflection for a five-yard TD made ESPN's Top 10 Plays for the first weekend of college football.
Led the Owls with 826 receiving yards 57 receptions, capping his breakout sophomore season with a sparkling Armed Forces Bowl performance... Named to All Bowl teams by ESPN.com, CBSSports.com and USA Today after catching nine passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns... Became the first Owl to catch more than one TD pass in a bowl and also set a school bowl mark with his 153 yards receiving... Nine receptions matched Jarett Dillard's 2008 Texas Bowl for the school record... 826 yards ranks seventh on the Rice season chart and his 57 receptions moved him into a tie for seventh with Doug Cunningham (1976)... Led the Owls with 18 receptions of 20 yards or more, the most by an Owl since James Casey (21) and Dillard (18) in 2008... Had at least one catch of 20 yards in 11 of 13 games... 44 of 57 receptions resulted in first downs... Set career-highs with nine catches for 101 yards in the Owls win at Kansas, with his 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter helping spark their rally to post Rice's first win over a Big XII opponent... Had receptions in 12 of 13 games and had at least three catches in 10 of 13.
2011: Muti-talented athlete whose run at playing time after a strong spring was delayed after an injury prior to the start of camp... Caught 10 passes for 721 yards and a pair of touchdowns, all in the last four games of the year after completing his injury rehab and making his debut vs. Houston... Completed passes in back-to-back games vs. Northwestern and Tulane for a total of 77 yards... Set up the Owls' lone touchdown late in the game at Northwestern by returning to his quarterback roots and hitting Andre Gautreaux on a 49-yard completion... Completed a 34 yarder to Tyler Smith vs. Tulane... Found the end zone for the first time in his career when he scored the go-ahead touchdown vs. UTEP in the Owls' 41-37 Homecoming win... Six-yard scoring pass from Nick Fanuzzi capped an 83 yard drive midway through the fourth quarter... Caught three passes for 15 yards against the Miners.
2010: Redshirted in his first season on campus.
Denison High School
4A Region II Player of the Year as a quarterback for coach Cody White at Denison High... Earned all state honors from Rivals.com while leading Denison to the 4A Division II semifinals... Ranked by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as one of the top 20 athletes in Texas and a member of its Top 300... Threw for 3,766 yards and 40 TDs and ran for 2,500 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career... Earned all district and honorable mention all state honors as a wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback as a junior... Caught 29 passes for 546 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore... Also played baseball and earned all district honors as an outfielder as a junior... Ran track as a senior... Academic All State selection.
Full Name: Jordan Neel Taylor ... Born: February 18, 1992 at Sherman, Texas ... Parents: Randy and Karen Taylor (one brother ... Brother, Ryan, was an offensive lineman at UCLA... Kinesiology major.