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Lance Taylor
Position: Running Backs
Alma Mater: Alabama '03
Experience: 2 Years
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Lance Taylor joined the Stanford program in 2014 as the Cardinal’s running backs coach. The 2015 season will be his second on The Farm.

In 2014, Stanford averaged 158.8 yards/game on the ground. The Cardinal rushed for at least 100 yards in 11 of 13 games on the season, and Stanford finished with at least 200 yards on the ground in each of its last three games -- all Cardinal victories.

Remound Wright led Stanford with 601 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Wright ran for nine of his 11 scores in the final three games of the season, which included a Big Game record-tying four-touchdown performance against Cal.

Taylor came to Stanford from the Carolina Panthers, where he spent the 2013 season as assistant wide receivers coach, working directly with Ricky Proehl.

Prior to his time at Carolina, Taylor spent three seasons with the New York Jets from 2010-12, serving as a coaching intern in 2010, offensive quality control coach in 2011 and assistant tight ends/quality control coach in 2012. During Taylor’s time with the Jets’ tight ends, Jeff Cumberland (29) and Dustin Keller (28) ranked second and third on the team, respectively, in receptions.

Before his stint in the NFL, Taylor coached wide receivers at Appalachian State in 2009. Under his tutelage, the Mountaineers set school records with 284 receptions and 3,621 receiving yards. The team finished 11-3, won the Southern Conference title and advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Nick Saban at his alma mater, Alabama, from 2007-08.

A walk-on at Alabama before earning a scholarship, Taylor played in 38 consecutive games at wide receiver from 1999-2003 for the Crimson Tide. As a senior, he served as a special teams captain for (then) coach Mike Shula.

Recruiting Areas
Alabama, Florida (Southern), North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Taylor played professionally for the Colorado Crush and Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League, and af2’s Green Bay Blizzard and Louisville Fire from 2004-06.

Taylor graduated from Alabama in 2003 with a degree in management. Taylor's father, James, also attended Alabama and was a member of the school's 1973 national championship team as a running back under legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Married to the former Jamie Ravenna, the couple resides in Palo Alto with their son, Jameson “Jet” Edward Taylor.  

The Taylor File






Graduate Assistant


Appalachian State   

Assistant Coach


New York Jets

Coaching Intern


New York Jets

Offensive Quality Control


New York Jets

Assistant Tight Ends
Quality Control 


Carolina Panthers

Assistant Wide Receivers



Running Backs