2005 (Junior): Outfielder with tremendous potential who started the year very well but struggled the last seven weeks ... Played in 50 games with 47 starts, with all but one start in rightfield ... Batted .238 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 43 RBIs ... Added 41 runs scored, 29 walks and four stolen bases ... Singled and walked twice in season-opener versus Ball State ... Doubled and drove in two runs on Saturday against the Cardinals ... Went 2-for-4 with a run versus both Ohio State and Iowa ... Walked three times and scored twice at Belmont ... Walked twice and scored two runs at Memphis ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs on Saturday versus Jacksonville State ... Had two hits with a double and scored twice in second game versus Southern Illinois ... Belted first home run of the season, a solo shot, at Lipscomb ... Went 2-for-5 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer, in SBC opener at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Drove in five runs and scored four times in two games versus Tennessee Tech, including a three-run homer in Cookeville ... Doubled home a run and scored on Saturday against New Orleans ... Had two hits and scored a run in opener at Western Kentucky ... Homered twice and drove in four runs against Memphis ... Singled home two runs and scored on Saturday versus South Alabama ... Doubled, scored and drove in a run in finale at Arkansas State ... Singled and scored twice in opener versus Florida International ... Walked and scored twice on Saturday against FIU ... Had two hits and three RBIs against Lipscomb ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and home run, scored three times and drove in three runs in 6-4 victory at Van-derbilt ... Walked, sin-gled and scored twice in SBC Tournament opener versus New Mexico State ... Had a two-run homer and walked twice against Western Kentucky.
2004 (Sophomore): Outfielder who started 43 contests and played in 49 games overall, batting .240 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 30 walks, playing mostly in rightfield ... Scored 30 runs and collected 30 walks, as well as seven doubles and two triples ... A feast-or-famine guy, with 18 of 35 hits going for extra bases ... Collected 14 two-out RBIs ... Had three hits, three walks, pair of home runs and six RBIs against IP-Fort Wayne in season opener ... Doubled, had two hits and drove in three runs on Saturday at Jacksonville State ... Went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in first game of a doubleheader at Southeastern Louisiana ... Belted a three-run homer at Samford ... Smashed a two-run, pinch-hit home run against Troy State ... Collected four hits, four walks, scored three times and drove in three runs in series at New Mexico State, including a game-winning two-run homer on Saturday ... Went 3-for-4 with a run and one RBI in finale at NMSU ... Walked and scored twice versus Lip-scomb ... Sin-gled in first two games at New Orleans and scored a run in Sunday victory ... Went 2-for-5 with a triple, homer, two runs scored and five RBIs versus Memphis ... Singled and scored twice in opener versus Arkansas-Little Rock ... Doubled and ho-mered, scoring three times in four games at Sun Belt Championships ... Went 1-for-3 versus Birmingham Southern at NCAA Athens Regional.
2003 (Freshman): Talented outfielder who suffered through the same shoulder injury twice, causing him to miss a total of 13 games during the campaign ... An electric player who drives the ball when making solid contact ... Batted .257 in 37 games, 30 starts ... Scored 17 runs with 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 RBIs in 113 at-bats ... Went 13-for-21 (.619) as the leadoff hitter in an inning and 5-for-6 (.833) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Did not play in season-opener but started in both ends of twinbill on Sunday versus Jacksonville State, going 2-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBIs and two runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in victory over Kansas ... Singled home a run versus Rutgers ... Injured versus Kent State in the outfield, reducing him to the designated hitter role for the next month ... Singled home a run in Saturday contest at Southwest Missouri State ... Went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored versus Samford ... Collected two hits, including a triple, and scored once in victory over Purdue ... Unavailable for games at Belmont and versus Tennessee Tech due to complications from injury ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored in Saturday contest against New Mexico State ... Homered and scored twice in finale versus NMSU ... Doubled twice and drove in a run in opening game at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Returned to field at Lipscomb on 4/01 ... Walked and scored twice at Austin Peay ... Had a hit in all three games versus Florida International ... Doubled and scored a run in opening home game versus Memphis ... Singled home two runs in second home contest versus UM, aggravating his previous injury on the hit ... Came on as a pinch-hitter on Saturday at Western Kentucky, collecting a pair of doubles in three at-bats ... Drew first start in the outfield since April 9 against Memphis on Sunday at Lipscomb, doubling and scoring a run in the victory ... Singled and scored in both games at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Went 0-for-4 versus Missouri in Starkville Regional.
High School: Played for coach Herb Hammond at Henry Clay HS ... Named All-City and All-State and a state All-Star ... Also voted Best Offensive Player ... Participated in East Coast Pro Showcase ... Ended career with .369 average, 33 home runs and 98 RBIs.
Personal: Marcus Ramon Taylor ... Born July 3, 1984 ... Son of Michael and Juanita Taylor ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management ... Father played in Cleveland Indians organization, reaching as high as AAA ... Cousin is John T. Shelby, first base coach for Dodgers.