Quotes by: Lawrence Taylor

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Lawrence Taylor
Taylor in 2009
No. 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-02-04) February 4, 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth: Williamsburg, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Williamsburg (VA) Lafayette
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
New York Giants (1981–1993)
Career highlights and awards
2× Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV) 10× Pro Bowl (1981–1990) 10× First-team All-Pro (1981–1990) NFL Most Valuable Player (1986) Bert Bell Award (1986) 3× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982, 1986) 2× NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1986) NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1981) NFL sacks leader (1986) NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team New York Giants No. 56 retired New York Giants Ring of Honor Consensus All-American (1980)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 1,088
Sacks: 132.5
Interceptions: 9
Player stats at NFL.com

I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.
Lawrence Taylor
Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn't change. It really puts the real in football.
Lawrence Taylor
There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don't even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out.
Lawrence Taylor
And I tell ya, when I sit in that sound booth and started reading the script and starting to get into the character, man, it's an easy jump for me, because I understand what it's all about.
Lawrence Taylor
Most of the games don't let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I've been watching these girls.
Lawrence Taylor
Hopefully the new breed of kids won't have to go through that hard lesson - my kids, my grandkids, my fans' kids, hopefully they won't have to go through it.
Lawrence Taylor
You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity.
Lawrence Taylor
I guess another message I'd like to say with this book is no matter how many times you fail... I failed a lot of times trying to get clean, and never thought I'd get to this point.
Lawrence Taylor
You can take a substance that works in your system, but then you take this over here that's not banned, and this over here that's not banned, but if you mix them together, you've got a banned substance in your system.
Lawrence Taylor
But every day I tell my story, and be comfortable with my story and be comfortable with what I've done, and what I did, and how I am today, it lessens the likelihood it will ever happen.
Lawrence Taylor
People get hurt all the time in the game of football, it's part of what we do.
Lawrence Taylor
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