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Cornerback and punt returner Reese Taylor is in the transfer portal

Cornerback and punt returner Reese Taylor is the latest to put his name in the transfer portal.

Taylor played in 40 games over four seasons at IU.  He played both offense and defense during his career, and moved from cornerback to running back in week two of 2018.  The 5-foot-11 and 185 pound Taylor returned to the defensive side of the ball in 2019.

For his career Taylor had 74 tackles including eight for a loss and two sacks.  He intercepted two passes, broke up 13, and forced a fumble.  He also added 14 punt returns for 115 yards, four kickoff returns for 87 yards, 28 receptions for 174 yards, and 15 carries for 83 yards.

Taylor’s most noteworthy season came in 2020 win he earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten at return specialist (coaches, media) and was named IU’s Special Teams Player of the Year.  He led the team and was No. 4 in the Big Ten in pass breakups in 2020.

An undisclosed leg injury disrupted a significant portion of Taylor’s 2021 senior campaign.

Taylor may be looking for a more clear opportunity for playing time as a starting cornerback next year with both Tiawan Mullen and Jaylin Williams set to return.

Taylor was a quarterback at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and the 2017 Indiana Mr. Football.  Coming out of high school he was ranked the No. 44 athlete nationally by 247Sports and the No. 5 prospect in Indiana by ESPN.

For a complete summary of Indiana’s transfer portal activity and other roster changes, GO HERE.

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