MOBILE, Ala. — For the final time, WKU’s all-time leading receiver, Taywan Taylor, donned the signature chrome helmet of the Hilltoppers and took to the field to help his South team win, 16-15, the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile.
Taylor had one reception for 14 yards in the all-star game and flashed his ability all week during practices, proving to scouts, NFL coaches and general managers that he is ready to play at the next level. It was a bittersweet moment for Taylor, but one he won’t forget any time soon.
“I can’t believe how fast it went by,” Taylor said. “I’m glad I made it through (the game) healthy. I’m going to miss being here at the Senior Bowl, but I had a blast. I embraced everything and had a blast out here today.”
Though the game is over, the work only ramps up for Taylor as he returns to training ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine, held in Indianapolis, Feb. 28 – Mar. 6.
“I’m ready to get back to training and get back to the grind. I’ll probably take a few days off to let my body refresh, but I’m ready to get back to it.”
It may prove hard for Taylor to remember everything he accomplished while on The Hill, including breaking every single-season and career receiving record on the books, but with some down time and his collegiate career solidly in the books, Taylor said he will find some time now to think back over all he did in the Red and White.
“I’ll definitely be able to reminisce and reflect back on my time (on The Hill). I’m going to miss it. I’m going to miss all the good people there who supported me. I’ll definitely be back on The Hill. It will be with me for life.”
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