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Fred Taylor named to 2015 SEC Legends Class

Taylor named 3rd team All-American in 1997

Fred Taylor gained 234 yards against Pittsburgh in 2000.
Fred Taylor gained 234 yards against Pittsburgh in 2000.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Florida Gator and Jacksonville Jaguar Fred Taylor has been named to the 2015 Southeastern Conference Football Legends class. Taylor played running back at Florida from 1994-1997. During his senior season he led the Gators in rushing with 1,292 yards and 13-touchdowns and earned third-team All-America honors.

Following that 1997 season Taylor entered the NFL draft where he was selected in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He would go on to a Jaguars team record seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons and rank No. 15 on the NFL's all-time rushing yards list. 

Taylor and the rest of the 2015 SEC Legends class will be honored during the weekend of the SEC Football Championship Game (Dec. 4-5), in Atlanta Georgia.

The remainder of the 2015 class is as follows:

ALABAMA - Woodrow Lowe, Linebacker, 1972-75 ARKANSAS - Madre Hill, Running Back, 1994-95; 1998 AUBURN - Takeo Spikes, Linebacker, 1995-97 FLORIDA - Fred Taylor, Running Back, 1994-97 GEORGIA - Richard Seymour, Defensive Tackle, 1997-2000 KENTUCKY - Dave Roller, Defensive Line, 1968-70 LSU - Alan Faneca, Offensive Guard, 1995-97 OLE MISS - Ken Lucas, Defensive Back, 1997-2000 MISSISSIPPI STATE - Mario Haggan, Linebacker, 1998-2002 MISSOURI - Roger Wehrli, Defensive Back, 1966-68 SOUTH CAROLINA - Andre' Goodman, Cornerback, 1997-2001 TENNESSEE - Chuck Smith, Defensive End, 1990-91 TEXAS A&M - Bubba Bean, Running Back, 1972-75 VANDERBILT - Earl Bennett, Wide Receiver, 2005-07