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Thursday - 10/25/2001

Travis TaylorQUICK FACTS

  • Age: 22
  • College: University of Florida
  • Birthdate: March 30, 1979 in Fernadina Beach, FL.
  • Travis spent two years at Camden H.S. in Georgia before finishing his high school career at Ribault High School in Jacksonville. He was a first-team All-State class 4A at Ribault.

  • Travis set a Ravens rookie record with his two TD receptions against Jacksonville in week two of the 2000 season.

  • Travis and his wife Rashidah have two daughters, Tionna (3) and Torrie, (1).

***Travis is ranked third on the team in receptions, 16, and yards, 264. He has started the last three games for the Ravens***

On Playing the Jaguars:
�I look forward to playing the Jaguars because I have teammates from college on that team and I know a lot of their guys. I know Aaron Beasley and Fred Taylor so it is always sweet to play them to see how well I compete against them.�

On Jacksonville:
�Jacksonville and Camden County (Georgia) were my homes. There wasn�t but 20 minutes difference between the two places, so I just went back and forth.�

On his goals for this year:
� I want to play in the Super Bowl with this team. I was injured and I wasn�t able to play in the big game last year. My main goal is to play each game to my fullest potential. Each game I want to get better at catching balls, blocking, making the right adjustments to coverages, and whatever else. I want to see an improvement in each game.�

On wide receivers coach Mike Nolan:
�He does a great job and he motivates us to compete every play. He emphasizes that we get down the field and block. Having never coached wide receivers and with his defensive background, he gives us a totally different perspective. He coaches us from a defensive back�s point of view and it has helped me a great deal.�

On blocking as a receiver:
�For our running game to work, we have to make blocks downfield. Any run you see that is more than 20 yards, the receiver is always downfield blocking.�

On Elvis Grbac:
�He is a strong leader. The guy doesn�t say much, but he leads by example. He is a very accurate passer and he is very understanding of our offense. He knows what we as receivers are capable of doing and he uses that. He may throw a ball up and make us go get it because he knows we are capable. And he expects us to make the plays. We like the fact that he will keep coming to you when he knows you will make plays for him.�

On Qadry Ismail:
�Qadry has been a blessing to my life. He has helped me more off the field than on. He has opened my eyes to things outside of playing football that I didn�t always understand. He is not just a veteran in this game, but he is a veteran of the professional athlete lifestyle.�

His offseason hobbies:
�In the offseason all I really like to do is play basketball. I go down to Boca Raton (FL) and go back to Camden and play ball with all my boys.�

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