Feb. 2, 2017
The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, of the Arena Football League were assigned veteran WR Collin Taylor
on Wednesday, the team announced.
Taylor, 29, returns for his fourth season in Cleveland and his seventh season in the AFL. ‘CT’, as he is affectionately known, is coming off a 2016 season in which he once again led the team in receptions (110), receiving yards (1,437), and 32 touchdowns.
Taylor also set a franchise record in 2016 with 32 consecutive games with a touchdown while hitting career marks in catches (400) and touchdowns (100). Taylor was also named the 2016 Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award winner for his contributions on the field and in the community.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that CT is back with us,” added Gladiators Head Coach Ron Selesky. “To me, he is what Gladiator football is all about—he loves the Gladiators & Cavs organization, loves the fans and the city of Cleveland, loves his teammates, and lays it on the line for all of them every game. CT means a lot to our franchise and I’m glad he will be a part of it in 2017.”
During his three-year tenure in Cleveland, Taylor has totaled 334 receptions, 3,010 receiving yards, and 95 touchdowns. Taylor’s best season was in 2015, when he posted career highs in catches (144), receiving yards (1,597), and touchdowns (43).
The 6’1”, 200 lb. wide receiver played two seasons with the Iowa Barnstormers and his rookie season with the Tulsa Talons prior to coming to Cleveland.
Taylor is a graduate of Indiana University and is originally from Carmel, IN.