|Hometown:||San Francisco, Calif.|
|High School:||George Washington|
ASU: Appeared in 48 career games, including every game from 2011-13…Tallied 36 career tackles, including 24 total…Added an interception and three fumble recoveries…A former walk-on who earned a scholarship from head coach Todd Graham in 2012…three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree…Graduated with a BIS Degree (Art History/Design Studies) in Fall 2014.
2013: Appeared in all 14 games…Collected 13 tackles, including seven solo…Added an interception, pass deflection and two fumble recoveries…Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic…Recovered his second fumble of the season against Wisconsin (9/14)...Seeing his first significant action against Sacramento State, tied for team lead with four tackles while adding an interception return for 67 yards and a fumble recovery.
2012: Played in all 13 games of the season, accumulating 18 tackles, 13 of which were solo...Had two tackles in the season opener against NAU (8/30), tied for the fourth most on the team...Had two tackles against Utah (9/22)...Concluded the season with an impressive performance against Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (12/29), tallying eight total tackles and his only tackle for loss of the season...Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-12 selection.
2011: Saw action in every game this season...Major special teams contribter as well as providing relif to a deep linebacking core...Had four tackles on the year...
2010: Played in seven games...Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection...First career tackle in 55-34 win against Pac-10 foe UCLA...Solid special teams contributor...Earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program...
2009: Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team...
High School: A 2009 graduate of George Washington High School in San Francisco, Calif...A three sport athlete lettering in football, basketball and track and field...Was captain of his football team all four years...Earned First Team All-City honors from 2006-2009 and was also an All-Metro Honorable Mention in 2009...Recorded a 4.56 on the 40-yard dash and benched 250lbs...Lists his most exciting sports moment as his high school's championship game...
Personal: Majoring in Art at ASU...Parents are Grandville Taylor III (construction worker) and Tracye Taylor (student)...Has 12 brothers and sisters: Natasha Taylor, Nylcole Taylor, Trevion Speed, Jamarion Speed, Jamariae Speed, Tavares Speed, Lorenzo Speed Jr., Stephanie Speed, Lorena Speed, Da'nisha Smith, Jonte Stewart and Stacy Stewart...Lists his hobbies as art...Born July 11, 1991 in Newport News, VA...Full name is Grandville Taylor IV...