Thursday, August 24, 2006

Courtney Walker... I Mean Taylor Looks For Break Out Season

Courtney Walker will forever be etched into Auburn football lore. No one will ever forget that winning catch in the end-zone against LSU in 2004. Walker? That's right. In the link below from Lindy Sports, Courtney Taylor tells the story of how his last name really should be Walker.

It seems his mom mistakenly put her maiden name on his birth certificate even though she was married to his father and both went by the last name of Taylor. Courtney says they never got around to changing it. In high school his friends nicknamed him Walker. When he came to Auburn everyone got to know him by his unofficial name, Courtney Taylor.

With that explained, Taylor says he's looking to recapture the magic of the 2004 season. Last season against Ball State he suffered a severe high ankle strain. From that point on, Taylor was never able to get back in the groove.

With Devin Aromashodu, Anthony Mix and Ben Obomanu all off to the NFL, Taylor knows this is his year and his team. The first catch he makes this season will be his 100th catch as a Tiger. That's an accomplishment that only six other Auburn Tigers can claim.

Courtney Taylor is without question one of the most talented receivers to ever wear orange and blue. When he's healthy he's without question better than the three senior receivers that left him after last season. If Brandon Cox can continue to throw the way he did last year, Taylor has a chance to join the Iron's brothers on many All-American teams. He could also be the key to the Tigers reaching Tempe, Arizona in early January.

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