2006: Redshirt freshman defensive end saw action in 10 games ... Credited with eight tackles (two solos), including 0.5 for loss, on season ... Registered a career-high two tackles three times -- vs. Northwestern State, at Texas Tech (one solo) and vs. No. 16 Oklahoma ... Played 96 snaps to earn first letter.
2005: Qualified late and was awarded a scholarship by the Baylor coaching staff on the eve of fall camp ... Sat out the season as a redshirt.
High School: University High School, Waco, Texas ... As a senior, earned first-team all-district honors at defensive end and second-team recognition at tight end after helping 2004 Trojans to a 6-4 record and a third-place district finish ... Was a first-team all-district choice at tight end as a junior and a second-team defensive end honoree following University's 7-3 and district runner-up finish in 2003 ... Coached by Leroy Coleman at the District 16-4A school.
Personal: The son of Angie Taylor, Damien M. Taylor was born March 17, 1987, in Waco, Texas ... Outdoor recreation major hopes to become a judge.