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Taylor Barton
Taylor Barton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaverton, Ore.

High School:
Beaverton

Last College:
Community College of San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
10/03/1979

Experience:
1V

Washington: Returns as the backup to Cody Pickett at quarterback ... will pursue a career in coaching at the end of his playing career ... originally enrolled at Colorado in 1998. 2001: Spent the majority of the season as the backup to sophomore Cody Pickett at quarterback … transferred to Washington from City College of San Francisco in the spring of 2001 with outside linebacker Kai Ellis … contributed to Washington’s dangerous passing attack, which ranked second in the conference with 279.5 yards per game … threw Huskies’ first touchdown pass of the season, a 14-yard toss to Paul Arnold, in win over Idaho … saw first significant action against USC, after Pickett left in the second quarter with a separated shoulder … overcame early jitters to lead Huskies to a come-from-behind victory, completing 11-of-20 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns …was Huskies’ offensive MVP against the Trojans … made first-career start the following week in 31-13 loss at UCLA … despite constant pressure from the Bruins defense, completed 22-of-44 passes 316 yards, one touchdown and just one interception against the Bruins’ third-ranked pass defense … yardage total was the single-game best by a Husky since Brock Huard threw for 318 in the 1998 season-opener … suffered a sprained foot and concussion in the game that kept him out of action the following week vs. Arizona, in which Pickett returned from his shoulder injury … saw only remaining action in Huskies’ loss at No. 1 Miami, completing three of seven passes for 37 yards and an interception.

City College of San Francisco: 2000: The nation’s top-ranked junior college player in SuperPrep, just ahead of City College of San Francisco teammates and fellow Husky newcomers Francisco Tipoti and Kai Ellis ... named Offensive MVP of the 2000 JC Grid-Wire National Championship game, completing 22-of-37 passes for 281 yards and three TDs in CCSF’s 31-13 win over Bakersfield ... led the Rams to an unprecedented second-consecutive national championship ... started six games in 2000, completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,059 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 343 yards and four TDs per game ... held a passer rating of 208.6 in 2000 ... merited four of a possible five stars from Rivals.com.

University of Colorado: 1999: Appeared in two games for the Buffaloes as a redshirt freshman, completing three passes ... transferred to City College of San Francisco in the spring of 2000. 1998: Redshirted the season.

High School and Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1979 in Portland, Ore. ... parents are Heather and Greg ... father played football at Tulsa University and with the NFL's Detroit Lions ... has four siblings, Larrie, Tiffany, Brittany and Janelle ... led the nation with 4,046 passing yards and 56 touchdowns as a senior at Beaverton High School in 1997 ... touchdown total was an Oregon state record ... was the 1997 Gatorade State Player of the Year ... an honorable mention selection to USA Today's high school All-America team ... led Beavers to a 23-3 record in his final two prep seasons ... as a junior, tallied 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns passing ... coached in high school by Faustin Riley ... also excelled in basketball, earning first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state accolades for Beaverton's 1998 state championship hoops squad ... majoring in sociology.

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