NAME: Elijah Taylor
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2015
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2-time Ohio state champs
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'3"-275 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Mt. Healthy
PARENTS: Kevin & Jayne
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
FUTURE GOAL: Do well in college
A senior, Elijah is a defensive lineman for the Moeller Crusaders and he has been part of back-to-back Ohio state Div. I football championships (his sophomore and junior years.)
This year, during the regular season, Elijah helped the Crusaders to a seven and three regular season record. He had 56 tackles, including 34 solo tackles, and 22 assisted tackles during the regular season. He also had 7.5 sacks (2nd in the GCL South) and one forced fumble. This followed up a junior year when he notched 68 tackles and 5.5 sacks and was named 1st team GCL South and 1st team all-city by the Enquirer.
This season, Elijah was named 1st team all-conference for the second time and was nominated for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 3 in San Antonio. He was also named 1st team all-Southwest Ohio District.
Elijah will continue his football play collegiately at the University of Notre Dame. His favorite athlete is LeBron James and favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Elijah has become an excellent player through hard work and great leadership. He elevates his teammates through effort and persistence."
— John Rodenberg, Football Coach
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