|Celebrated Name:||Lawrence Taylor|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Lawrence Julius Taylor|
|Birth Date:||4 February 1959|
|Birth Place:||Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lynette Taylor (m. 2007),
Maritza Cruz (m. 2001–2005),
Deborah Belinda Taylor (m. 1982–1996)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No/Yes (Lawrence Taylor Jr.)|
|Is Lawrence Taylor Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American football player.|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$200 thousand|
|Last Updated:||October 2021|
Lawrence Taylor is from Williamsburg, Virginia, the U.S., and his nickname is L.T., he is an ex-American football player who played in a position of linebacker for the football club named New York Giants. Taylor was very popular and outstanding in his work. Taylor was known as the best defensive player in NFL history, although he also became known for his substance abuse.
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Early Life & Biography
Taylor was born on February 4, 1969, as Lawrence Julius Taylor in the town of Williamsburg in the state of Virginia, U.S. He was the oldest of three brothers born to Iris Taylor from Williamsburg. His father Clarence Taylor was an employee in a dispatching company, and his mother worked as a school teacher in Williamsburg.
When he was fifteen, he got interested in football, and it was late in eleventh grade that he started playing for his high school football team. Taylor was a student at Lafayette High School and following his graduation he joined the University of North Carolina. He became the captain of the team there. Since he showed great skill in playing defence and setting defensive records in a number of categories, Taylor was chosen to be Player of the Year one year after he became linebacker in 1980.
Lawrence always had some problems in his life. He was doing great on the field but not so great in his personal life. He was addicted to alcohol and drug abuse which caused him problems with his family and also in his marriage. After Taylor retired, he started abusing drugs again and in 1995 went to rehab. He was arrested twice for buying drugs, especially cocaine.
Taylor was caught cheating on his wife many times and spoke himself about sleeping with prostitutes during the marriage in his autobiography. Taylor also had financial problems due to losing stocks of his own company, filing a false tax paper and elevated tax which brought him several months of house arrest and community service.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 4 February 1959, Lawrence Taylor is 62 years old as of today’s date 16th October 2021. He is 1.9 m tall, and his weight is 109 kg.
After Taylor was drafted by the New York Giants, his career started going upwards in 1981. Taylor wasn’t too happy about joining NY Giants because he always wanted to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, but he never showed it to the crowd. Later Taylor’s mind changed when he realized how happy the team was to get him. Taylor wanted to wear the number 56 jersey (his idol Thomas Henderson wore it for the Dallas Cowboys), so he chose it for himself. As soon as Lawrence came to the training camp, NY Giants discovered his great skills and abilities. He was given the name ‘Superman’ by his own teammates because he was very fast and he could jump very high, and it was very odd since he was tall and heavy.
Lawrence has been a lot more optimistic about his game since his coach became Dan Reeves in 1993, who had better communication with Taylor. But unfortunately, the season didn’t go well, and Taylor was even caught crying in front of the camera after Giants lost to the Tigers. After this, Taylor announced his retirement and he knew that he won all he could and had no motivation for further work.
After his retirement from his football career, Taylor started working on TV as a football analyst and a commentator for amateurs. He appeared in “Any Given Sunday“ which was an Oliver Stone movie. He also started acting in “The Sopranos“ series on HBO and also gained a role in “The Waterboy“ movie. He appeared in “Shaft“ in 2000.
Taylor has also given voice to a videogame character in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City“. His voice has also been used in a video game called “Blitz: The League“. The same year he starred in “Mercy Streets“ alongside Stacy Keach. He starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in 2003 in the movie “In Hell”. In 1999, he joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He released his autobiography called “LT: Over The Edge“ in 2004.
Awards & Achievements
Lawrence Taylor has won many awards in his career and also was regarded as one of the best defensive players in the history of NFL. His awards are mentioned below:
Taylor won “Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award” in years 1986, 1982, 1981.
Taylor won “NFL Honors – AP Defensive Rookie of the Year” in 1981. He won “Bert Bell Award” in 1986. He won “AP Most Valuable Player” in 1986. He also won “SI’s All-time College All-Stars” in 2008.
Net Worth & Salary of Lawrence Taylor in 2021
As of October 2021, Lawrence Taylor is a former American professional football player who has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand. He was listed in the third position on the list of the 100 Greatest Players in the NFL. In 1993, Lawrence finished his career with the New York Giants, amassing 1,088 tackles, 132.5 sacks and nine interceptions as an outside linebacker. He became a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1999.
Lawrence Taylor was a great footballer in American history, and he was regarded as one of the best defensive players in the NFL. After his retirement he didn’t stop working; he worked as an actor. He did have many problems in his life due to his drug addictions.