Lawrence Julius Taylor, popularly known as 'L.T.' is a former football player of American origin. He belongs to the 'Hall of Fame' and played for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). Taylor was rated as the best 'defensive player' by Sporting News and NFL Network. He won accolades for 'record three Defensive Player of the Year'. Taylor was declared the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the league in the 1986 season.
Larence Taylor was born on February 4, 1959 in Willaimsburg, Virginia. His father, Iris Taylor was a dispatcher at the Newport News shipyards and his mother, Clarence was a school-teacher. Taylor started playing football only in his 11th grade. He did his graduation from Lafayette High School. He went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was captain of the University football team. Taylor was acknowledged as an 'All-American and the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year' 1980.