2018: Returning starting wide receiver ... missed the contact portion of spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery performed on January 24, 2018 ... in 34 career games (15 starts), has 59 pass receptions for 683 yards (11.58) and two TDs ... has played 1,682 career snaps ... one of three current Blue Devil WRs with 50+ career pass receptions, joining T.J. Rahming (178) and Johnathan Lloyd (73) ... one of two active players in the ACC to have posted 30+ receptions and 300+ receiving yards while earning Academic All-ACC recognition in each of the past two seasons, joining teammate Johnathan Lloyd ... opens 2018 as one of 11 active players in the ACC with multiple Academic All-ACC citations, joining Pittsburgh’s Alex Bookser, Georgia Tech’s Parker Braun, Syracuse’s Cody Conway, N.C. State’s Ryan Finley, Wake Forest’s Justin Herron, Duke’s Ben Humphreys, Duke’s Daniel Jones, Lloyd, Georgia Tech’s Brad Stewart and Clemson’s Christian Wilkins ... has 15 games with 2+ receptions including a career-high six catches against both Virginia Tech and Miami in 2016 ... has six games with 50+ receiving yards including a career-high 75 yards against Northwestern in 2017 ... president of Duke’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) for both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 13 games with seven starting assignments ... started seven of the final eight games of the year ... totaled 25 receptions for 332 yards (13.28) and one TD ... ranked second on the team in average yards per catch ... had 2+ receptions in seven games including a season-high five catches in the Quick Lane Bowl win over Northern Illinois ... had four grabs against Miami and three versus Northwestern, Army West Point and Wake Forest ... had 50+ yards against Northwestern (75) and Wake Forest (53) ... lone TD of the year covered 52 yards in the win over the Wildcats ... over the final four contests, had 13 catches for 154 yards ... recorded seven tackles on special teams ... on the field for 784 snaps.
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 12 games with five starting assignments ... started the final five games of the season ... totaled 29 pass receptions for 315 yards (10.86) and one TD ... had 2+ receptions in seven games including a season-high six against both Virginia Tech and Miami ... logged five grabs for a season-high 67 yards at Georgia Tech ... long reception of the season covered 59 yards against Wake Forest ... first collegiate TD reception covered six yards from QB Daniel Jones versus Pittsburgh ... after catching just seven passes for 93 yards in the first seven games, closed the campaign with 22 receptions for 222 yards over the final five weeks ... had 17 catches in November, matching the 13th-highest total among ACC players ... registered five tackles on special teams ... on the field for 603 snaps.
2015 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015: Played in nine games with three starts ... missed weeks against Virginia Tech, Miami, North Carolina and Pittsburgh ... earned starting assignments versus N.C. Central, Georgia Tech and Army West Point ... caught five passes for 36 yards (7.20) ... first collegiate reception covered 27 yards at Tulane ... hauled in a season-high three passes for 10 yards in the win over Georgia Tech ... on the field for 295 snaps.
2014: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered one season at University School under Roger Harriott ... helped team to a 9-3 record and state playoff berth ... first team AAAA all-state selection by the Associated Press after catching 47 passes for 856 yards and 12 TDs as a senior ... in junior campaign, had 25 receptions for 560 yards and 15 TDs at North Broward Prep ... two-time all-county selection.
PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1996 ... graduated from Duke in May, 2018, with a degree in economics ... pursuing a master’s degree in management studies ... son of Christine and Rowan Taylor.