Who is Lawrence Taylor and what is his net worth 2018? Lawrence Taylor is an erstwhile Football player who played for New York Giants. He was inducted into the American Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Lawrence played in the National Football League as a Line Backer for New York Giants. He is also famous by his nickname L.T. He was born in Williamsburgh, Virginia, US. Taylor first played baseball. He attended the Lafayette High School. At the age of 15, he began playing football as a linebacker. Taylor played for University of North Caroline during the years 1978 to 1981. Even at college, he gained a reputation as the best defensive player with 16 sacks in his final year.
Taylor is married to Lynette Taylor in 2007. He was married to Maritza Cruz and Deborah Belinda for a brief period. He has three children. In the year 2004, he released an autobiography L.T. Over the Edge detailing his ups and downs in life.
He joined New York Giants with the 1981 NFL draft as 2nd pick. Taylor playing abilities fetched him many awards even as a rookie. In 1983, his rush yards was 1808 and rushing touchdowns was 18, both records for a player who is a rookie.
Taylor brought in changes in Offensive line play, Offensive formations and pass rushing schemes, for NFL as an Outside Linebacker in the late 80s and early 90s.
He helped win Super Bowl XXI and XXV and formed a formidable New York Giant team along with teammates Carl Backs, Harry Carson, Gary Reasons, Pepper Johnson and Brad Van Pelt.
In 1986, his 20.5 sacks fetched him the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. He won double-digit sacks every season.
Taylor played Football for 13 seasons. He retired in 1993. On retirement, Taylor’s he recorded 132.5 sacks, 1088 tackles, 9 interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries.
In spite of his talent, he had his vices. Drug abuse led to his being suspended and jailed many times. He also went on trial and this drastically reduced his net worth. He also lost money, because his company All-Pro productions ceased production.
He later joined television and worked in TNT Sunday Night Football show. He won a WrestleMania XI match against Bam Bam Bigalow. He acted in TV shows like The Sopranos, Shaft and movies Mercy Streets, In Hell, Waterboy and Any given Sunday. He also gave voiceovers for many video games.
Won AP NFL Defensive Player three times
Won the Most Valuable Player in the year 1986, is one of the two defensive players ever to achieve this honor
Was a member of The Big Blue Wrecking Crew that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV Pro Bowl (1980-1990)
Bert Bell Award 1986
Lawrence Taylor Net Worth
Taylor is one of the finest Football players in US National Football League. His net worth is $200 thousand, which he earned from playing Football.
Though his personal life affected his career, Taylor is known as one of the greatest defensive players of National Football League. His salary at New York Giants, with whom he played for more than 10 years, touched $5 million at one stage. Presently he is a Television anchor and a commentator.