Taylor Barton

President / Director of Sponsorships

 

High School Career:

As a senior, he was the Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in Oregon, when he also earned Prep Star All-America honors as the fifth-rated quarterback in the west. Super Prep also tabbed him as an All-American, ranking him as the No. 14 quarterback nationally and the third-rated player overall in the Pacific Northwest….The National Recruiting Advisor selected him on its All-America team…USA Today selected him as a honorable mention All-American and designated him as Oregon's player-of-the-year.

Prep Football Report tabbed him as a preseason All-America…A member of the prestigious Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 list…He also earned first-team all state and all-Metro League honors and was the Oregonian offensive player of the year…The National Recruiting Advisor ranked him as the No. 3 quarterback in the west and Athlon mentioned him as a Top Blue Chip for the Western Region…He was a second-team all-league and honorable mention all-state performer as a junior.

As a senior, he completed 233-369 passes for 4,047 yards, a 63 percent completion rate, and threw an incredible 56 touchdown passes and only 10 interceptions…The 56 TD passes was one shy of the national record…He rushed for close to 400 yards and two touchdowns, and even caught one pass for an eight-yard score…In Beaverton's four game playoff run, he passed for over 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns….in the state championship game, a 51-48 loss to McNary, he had 592 yards of total offense, including a 26-of-41 effort passing for 450 yards and six touchdowns (the seventh TD by Beaverton was his TD reception)….As a junior, he completed 136-of-223 passes (61 percent) for 2,413 yards and 26 touchdowns, with only six interceptions.

He did not start as a sophomore, but did throw for 617 yards and seven scores…Career Numbers, 413-of-648, 63.7 percent, 7,077 yards, 89 touchdowns and 17 interceptions…Beaverton was 13 - 1 his senior year (losing in the state finals), 10 - 2 his junior year (reaching the state quarterfinals) and 5 - 5 his sophomore season under coach Faustin Riley (BHS was a triple option team his sophomore year, but they switched gears to a multiple offense prior to his junior year and he proceeded to lead the team to a 23 - 3 mark over two seasons)

He was a member of four Metro League champion teams (two in football and two in basketball)….Also lettered three times in basketball (starting point guard sophomore through senior years)…he was an all-league pick and an honorable mention all-state selection…the Beavers won the Oregon State Champion in his senior year…played for the legendary Nick Robertson…highly recruited…selected the University of Colorado over Oregon State, Washington, Arizona State, Oregon and Arizona.

College Career: Redshirted in 1998 at the University of Colorado….appeared in two games for the Buffaloes as a redshirt freshman, completing three passess….transferred to San Francisco City College where he helped the Rams become the 2000 Junior College National Football Champions…rated by SuperPrep as the nation's top-ranked junior college player…named Offensive MVP of the 2000 JC Grid-Wire National Championship game, completing 22-of-37 passes for 281 yards and three TDs in CCSF's 31-13 win over Bakersfield…started six games (alternated with another quarterback, each playing every other game), completing 62.5 per cent of his passes for 2,059 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 343 yards and four TDs per game…held a passer rating of 208.6…merited four of a possible five stars from Rivals. com….named first team All-Golden Gate Conference quarterback and co-offensive player-of-the-year…….honorable mention All-America

Selected the University of Washington over the University of Arkansas and Oregon State University….in 2001, junior season, he completed 44 of 86 for 647 yards and 5 touchdowns….vs. USC, he was Huskies MVP, completing 11 of 20 for 197 yards and two touchdowns….against UCLA, he completed 22 of 44 passes for 316 yards and a touchdown…earning the ABC Player of the Game for the Huskies.

College Coaching Career:
Taylor coached with Mike Riley at Oregon State University