Hall of Fame

Doug Taylor, Class of 1961

Induction Class of 2003
Football

Doug Taylor was a standout tackle playing both sides of the football for the Trojans during the 1960 and 1961 seasons. He received Honorable Mention All-State accolades during his freshman year and earned All-State honors his sophomore year. He was selected to play in the 1961 Junior College All Star Game in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and ended up playing the entire 60 minutes going both ways at tackle. Doug was also a member of the 1960 and 1961 Trojan track teams that won it second and third consecutive Mississippi Junior College Track Championships with help from shot putter Doug Taylor.

Taylor finished his football career at Delta State University where he was named Best Blocker during the 1962 and 1963 season. In fact, he was regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the history of DSU. The Dallas Cowboys showed interest in the tackle, but Taylor decided not to pursue a pro career. He was inducted into the DSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.

After graduating from Delta State, Taylor worked as an officer with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol before going into the farming business raising rice and soybeans near Shaw.

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