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2008: 13 games, 19 tackles, 1 interception, 1 pass defended
*2010: 12 games, 35 tackles, 0 interceptions, 3 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles
2011: 9 games, 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 8 passes defended
2012: 13 games, 51 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 13 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles
*Jamar Taylor redshirted after his freshman season
At the start of his Boise State career, Jamar Taylor was nothing more than a reserve. Although he played in every game, he received minimal playing time, so he was given little opportunity to make an impact on the field and on the stat sheet.
Then, when it became apparent that Taylor would again receive little playing time in his sophomore season due to impressive depth in the secondary, he decided to redshirt.
And in 2010, Taylor broke out onto the scene. His number don't show it, but he proved to be a very effective cornerback who could be depended upon in coverage.
After a solid sophomore season, Taylor seemed ready to make a huge impact in 2011. A leg injury, however, forced him to miss four games and much of a fifth, and his season was tragically cut short.
Taylor, however, bounced back in his final season, and he did so in a very impressive way. He put his dazzling athleticism on display, racking up career highs in nearly every category. His coverage skills were much improved and he was much more physical against the run.
Overall, Taylor put together a commendable college resume, and he will be drafted very early because of it.
All stats courtesy of cbssports.com