Ike Taylor biography
Date of birth : 1980-05-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Gretna, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player
Is a talented, athletic cornerback…has made 76 starts over the past five seasons…contributes on special teams…signed a five-year contract extension prior to the 2006 season…originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Started all 16 games at CB…had 63 tackles and one sack…had one interception and defended 14 passes…had a season-high 11 tackles against Minnesota…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Made his 34th consecutive start at CB…finished with two solo tackles and one pass defense.
Started all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season...has now appeared in 75 straight games...finished with 75 tackles (56 solo), one interception and a team-high 14 pass defenses...had five tackles on special teams...started all three postseason games...finished with 13 tackles (11 solo) and four pass defenses...had three postseason tackles on special teams...tied his postseason high by recording seven tackles (five solo) in Super Bowl XLIII...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 60th consecutive game and made his 18th consecutive start at CB... finished second (tied) on the team behind James Harrison with eight tackles (six solo)...also had one pass defense...9/14 at Cleveland: Made his 19th straight start at CB...finished with seven tackles (six solo)... limited Braylon Edwards to three receptions for 32 yards (10.7 avg.)...9/21 at Philadelphia: Made his 20th consecutive start at CB in his 80th career game... finished with seven tackles (five solo)...added one assisted tackle on special teams...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Made his 21st consecutive start at CB...finished with one assisted tackle...had one solo tackle on special teams...10/5 at Jacksonville: Made his 22nd consecutive start at CB...finished with five tackles (three solo) and one QB pressure...10/19 at Cincinnati: Made his 23rd consecutive start at CB...finished with five tackles (four solo) and led the team with two pass defenses... had one assisted tackle on special teams...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Started his 24th consecutive game at CB...finished with five tackles (four solo) and one pass defense...11/3 at Washington: Started his 25th consecutive game at CB...finished with three solo tackles and two pass defenses.
Started all 16 games and the AFC Wild Card Game at LCB…has appeared in 59 straight games dating back to Week 5 of the 2004 campaign…named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in a Week 5 win over Seattle…finished second on team with 90 tackles and led team with three interceptions…finished second on team with 17 pass defenses…also recorded two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the Week 16 win over St. Louis…that interception return for a touchdown was the first of his career…had one special teams tackle…had three tackles, an interception and a pass defense in the playoff loss to Jacksonville…that pick marked his third consecutive postseason game with an interception, establishing a new postseason team record... 9/9 at Cleveland: Started at LCB and tallied six tackles (five solo) while also forcing the first fumble of his career…had his first interception of the season and returned it for two yards...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Started for the 30th time of his career and third consecutive game at LCB…recorded six solo tackles and one pass defensed...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Started at LCB and tallied five solo tackles, one pass defensed and a single quarterback hit...9/30 at Arizona: Started at LCB and logged 63 snaps…finished the game with six solo tackles and a forced fumble on Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald...10/7 vs. Seattle: Started at LCB and registered 46 defensive snaps…had six solo tackles and three passes defensed…got his sixth career interception, after intercepting the Matt Hasselbeck pass on the Pittsburgh goal line as time expired going into halftime…part of a defensive unit that allowed only 144 total yards, 38 rushing yards, 106 passing yards and only eight first downs…awarded the GMC Defensive player of the Week for the Week 5...10/21 at Denver: Started at LCB for the seventh consecutive game…registered five solo tackles…part of a defensive unit that allowed Denver running backs to gain only 54 rushing yards...10/28 at Cincinnati: Started at LCB and saw a total of 52 defensive snaps…finished the game with seven solo tackles and one pass defensed.
Played in all 16 games and made 11 starts…finished with 74 tackles (64 solo) and posted two interceptions…9/7 vs. Miami: Recorded a team-high three passes defensed and six solo tackles…also registered a quarterback hurry/pressure while logging 60 plays…teamed with Aaron Smith to tackle Ronnie Brown for a loss of two yards on a crucial third-and-two with 6:32 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Steelers trailing…9/18 at Jacksonville: Started at LCB and led all Steelers' defensive backs with 10 tackles and seven solo tackles…logged 67 plays…9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Covered Bengals all-pro WR Chad Johnson, limiting him to one catch for 11 yards…recorded five tackles (four solo) while logging 57 snaps…recorded a pass defense and one his first interception of the season, which he returned 34 yards to set up a Pittsburgh touchdown…10/8 at San Diego: Recorded a game-high eight solo tackles…logged 71 snaps…recorded two pass defenses, including one in the end zone to prevent a touchdown…added one solo special teams tackle…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Recorded five solo tackles in 60 plays…recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles (one solo) on special teams.
Moved into the starting lineup and started 15 games and four playoff contests…finished with 96 tackles (72 solo), 25 passes defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles…also had an interception in the AFC Championship Game at Denver and in Super Bowl XL…9/11 vs. Tennessee: Started at cornerback…played 51 defensive snaps and led team with 10 tackles (eight solo)…recovered one fumble and defensed one pass…9/18 at Houston: Started at cornerback and logged 61 plays on defense…led all defensive backs with eight tackles (five solo)…returned one kickoff for 19 yards…9/25 vs. New England: Did not start because the Patriots opened the game in a three-tight end formation…played 69 defensive snaps and recorded career highs in solo tackles (10) and total tackles (12)…also had a pass defense and two solo special teams tackles…10/10 at San Diego: Started for the third time in four games…recorded five solo tackles and defensed three passes in 61 snaps.
Recorded 11 tackles (six solo), one interception and defensed four passes...9/26 at Miami: Dressed for the first time...10/3 vs. Cincinnati: Was credited with one special teams assist...10/17 at Dallas: Returned two kickoffs for 28 yards, a 14-yard average, when Ricardo Colclough left the game due to dehydration…logged 17 defensive plays...10/31 vs. New England: Recorded his first career interception…also was credited with one tackle and two special teams tackles (one solo)…logged 18 defensive plays...11/7 vs. Philadelphia: Was credited with one solo tackle…played seven defensive snaps...11/14 at Cleveland: Registered two solo tackles…also was credited with a pass defense…played 13 defensive snaps...11/21 at Cincinnati: Recorded one special teams assist…played nine defensive snaps...11/28 vs. Washington: Returned one kickoff for 21 yards…finished with one assist and two special teams tackles (one solo)…played six defensive snaps...12/5 at Jacksonville: Finished with one assist and two passes defensed…returned one kickoff for 19 yards…was credited with one solo special teams tackle…played nine defensive snaps...12/12 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had one kickoff return for 12 yards...12/18 at N.Y. Giants: Returned three kickoffs for 60 yards and a long of 22…played five defensive snaps....12/26 vs. Baltimore: Returned one kickoff for 10 yards…played 14 defensive snaps...1/2 at Buffalo: Led the team with five total tackles (three solo)…made several key plays on special teams, including recovering the Bills' on-side kick near the end of the game…forced a fumble on the Bills' first punt return that led to the Steelers' first score…finished with two special teams assists….was credited with one pass defense…returned two kickoffs for 34 yards...AFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets: Returned three kickoffs for 58 yards, including one of 30 and one of 28 yards…also was credited with one solo special teams tackle...AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New England: Registered one solo special teams tackle…also returned three kickoffs for 29 yards, including a long of 17.
Led the team with 831 yards on 37 kickoff returns for a 22.5-yard average…finished with 18 solo tackles and 18 special teams tackles (11 solo)...9/7 vs. Baltimore: Played 12 defensive snaps in his pro debut and was credited with one pass defense…also had one special teams tackle…returned two kickoffs for 29 yards..9/14 at Kansas City: Had a solid day on special teams…led the team in special teams tackles (two solo)…returned two kickoffs for 43 yards...9/21 at Cincinnati: Nearly broke the opening kickoff for a TD, returning it 40 yards...9/28 vs. Tennessee: Returned two kickoffs for 28 yards…led the team with three special teams tackles (two solo)...10/5 Cleveland: Nearly broke two kickoff returns for touchdowns—one for a career-long 53 yards and another for 38 yards…averaged 31 yards on four returns…also downed a Josh Miller punt at the one-yard line...10/26 vs. St. Louis: Had another solid day as a kick returner…averaged 24.2 yards on six returns (145 yards total)…played one defensive snap…was credited with two special teams tackles (one solo)...11/9 vs. Arizona: Accumulated his most playing time from scrimmage…returned three kickoffs for 56 yards (18.7 avg.), including a long of 20 yards…finished with one solo tackle…was credited with a solo special teams tackle…played 44 defensive snaps...11/23 at Cleveland: Made his first career start as the Steelers lined up in their dime defense…returned one kickoff for 23 yards…accumulated his most playing time from scrimmage…finished with three tackles…also was credited with one pass defense and two special teams tackles (one solo)…logged 54 defensive plays…12/7 vs. Oakland: Recorded a season-high four solo tackles…12/21 vs. San Diego: Registered three solo tackles and a pass defense.
Made the transition from offense to the defensive backfield as a senior…only played two seasons of collegiate football but managed to record 49 tackles (37 solo) with eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles...added 323 yards and three touchdowns on 70 carries (4.6 avg) and 125 yards on 18 receptions (6.9 avg) on offense and gained 490 yards on 27 kickoff returns (18.1 avg.). 2002: Was a Super Sleeper Team and All-Sun Belt Conference second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior...moved into the starting lineup at right cornerback…recorded 46 tackles (34 solo) with eight pass defenses and two forced fumbles…did not allow an opponent to catch a pass in four games…returned nine kickoffs for 210 yards (23.3 avg.). 2001: Played in every game on special teams and saw action as a tailback in nine contests...joined the team as a walk-on, earning a scholarship prior to the 2001 season...had 70 carries for 323 yards (4.6 avg) and three touchdowns…caught 18 passes for 125 yards (6.9 avg) and returned 18 kickoffs for 280 yards (15.6 avg)…recorded three solo tackles. 2000: Did not play football. 1999: Did not play football...majored in psychology.
Attended Abramson (La.) High...was an All-District 9-5A first-team selection as a junior and senior...played running back, defensive end, cornerback and placekicker during his three-year career...led the team to the state playoffs in each of his three seasons with the varsity... lettered three times as a guard and small forward on the basketball team...earned All-District 9-5A basketball honors as a senior, as the team compiled a 25-6 record in 1998...lives in New Orleans, La....son of Lora Taylor...Full name: Ivan Taylor.