What to Know: An ultra-competitive player on the field... was a great prep high school football player... can play any position on the field... has the mentality to do whatever it takes to win the game... a catalyst type of player who will lead by example... a bulldog mentality... a great student-athlete... a true Sun Devil-type player who is scrappy and always hustling.
2004 (Redshirt): Sat out the season as a redshirt... played summer baseball for Youngstown in the Great Lakes Collegiate League.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif... earned three varsity letters in baseball and football... captain of the baseball team his junior and senior years and football squad his senior year... a prep standout in both sports... coached in baseball by Chris Ashbach and on the gridiron by Bob Johnson... as a sophomore he hit .386 and led the team in stolen bases... a South Coast All-League selection and voted most inspirational player... as a junior led the team in hitting with a .452 (42-for-93) average with five home runs and 24 RBI... named all-league, all-county and all-CIF... named team MVP and repeated as most inspirational... first-team All-State selection by BaseballResource.com and was named a scholar athlete for his 4.0 GPA... hit .362 (25-for-69) during his senior year with four doubles, one home run and 18 RBI... named all-league, most inspirational and was chosen as an Orange County All-Star... a three-year starter at wide receiver for the highly acclaimed Mission Viejo football team... helped MVHS to a 37-3 record and back-to-back CIF championships... named team captain, team MVP and all-CIF his senior year... led the Diablo's in receptions and total receiving yards all three years.
Personal: Majoring in business... parents are Craig and Carole Holiday of Laguna Niguel, Calif... has one brother, K.C. (17) and one sister, Kendall (19)... named in Who's Who of American High School Students... graduated with honors in the international baccalaureate program... chosen from his high school as a candidate for the Wendy's National High School Heisman Trophy... honored with the National Scholar Athlete Award for his 4.2 GPA... lists his best individual athletic performance as going 4-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI in second round of the CIF playoffs as a junior... favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees and favorite player is Derek Jeter... enjoys snowboarding, playing cards with friends and Playstation 2... full name is Taylor Craig Holiday... born April 21, 1984 in Orange, Calif.