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Lawrence Taylor Biography

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American football player

Lawrence Taylor lived on the edge. Quite possibly one of the best linebackers to play the game, Taylor starred for the New York Giants and set a new standard for how linebackers played the game. He brought about a new statistic (the sack), and was a dominant player whose personal life was plagued with substance abuse problems. His induction into the Hall of Fame, in 1999, was marked by controversy due to his problems with drugs.


(With David Falkner) LT: Living on the Edge, Times Books, 1987.

Sketch by Eric Lagergren

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