2010 - Started all 12 games at center ... Helped the Bruins rush for at least 200 yards in four games during the season ... Played each snap in the 2010 opener at Kansas State ... Also played every snap versus Stanford and Houston ... Started in his home state of Texas and did a fine job, missing part of the second half due to dehydration ... Was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week, the first lineman honored since 2003, after the Bruin totaled 264 yards on the ground versus the Longhorns ... Started and played every snap versus WSU as the Bruins rushed for 437 yards ... Played each snap the balance of the season against California, Oregon, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona State and USC ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention for his efforts ... Offensive winner of UCLA's N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership.
2009 - Saw action in three games, starting twice (Oregon St., Washington) at right guard ... Appeared at center late in the opener against San Diego St. ... Started at right guard at Oregon St. and played the entire game ... Also played the entire game against Washington ... Suffered a sprained foot late in that contest and did not see action in the last four games of the season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE - Member of the SuperPrep Juco 100 (No. 76) as a redshirt sophomore ... Named first-team All-Conference ...Earned three stars from scout.com and two stars from rivals.com ... Named second-team All-Conference as a redshirt freshman in 2007 ... Redshirted in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered two years in football at Denison (TX) High School ... District Offensive Player of Year and first-team All-District and All-County as a senior in 2006 (injured as a junior) ... Also earned two letters in baseball and was selected first-team All-District and All-County twice.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Ryan Dee Taylor ... Born: August 29, 1988 in Denison, TX ... Parents: Randy and Karen Taylor ... One brother, Jordan ... Patterns his style of play after NFL star Orlando Pace ... Hobbies include spending time with friends and family and being outdoors (hunting, fishing and camping) ... Director's Honor Roll in Winter 2010 ... History major.