- Taylor Ownbey
Taylor  Ownbey


Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
South Forsyth High School

Last College:
Dixie State (Utah) Community College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235

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Saw limited action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker during the 2005 season, his first at UAB ... enrolled in January, 2005 following transfer from Dixie State (Utah) Community College ... was moved to fullback for 2006 spring drills and is listed No. 2 at position entering fall practice.

2005: Saw primarily special teams duty for UAB in his first season with the Blazers ... had a pair of tackles on the season, recording one each in contests vs. Jacksonville State and Rice ... also had a sack in win over the Gamecocks.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Dixie State Community College at St. George, Utah ... played in eight games during the 2004 season and was the team^s No. 2 tackler with 41, as 27 were solo stops ... had one tackle for a loss and recorded one interception ... helped lead team to a 10-2 record and a victory in the 2004 Dixie Rotary Bowl as the Rebels defeated Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, 27-20, in the championship game ... currently enrolled in classes ... coached by Greg Croshaw.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended South Forsyth (Ga.) High School ... as a prep junior in 2000, he registered 121 tackles with 68 of those solo ... had two sacks, a pair of fumble recoveries ... as a senior at South Forsyth, he led the county with 199 tackles with 11 tackles for loss ... listed among Georgia's top 100 prospects by Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... tabbed all-state as a senior ... helped lead school to 10-3 mark and quarterfinal finish as a senior ... helped lead his team to a 10-3 record and a Class AAA quarterfinal appearance .... coached by Norris Vaughan ... originally signed with West Virginia out of South Forsyth in 2002.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 24, 1983 at Cookeville, Tenn. ... son of Murphy and Pam Ownbey ... major is physical education.