2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Taylor Embree
Player Profile:
Taylor Embree 1265488
Position: Graduate Assistant/Offense
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
High School: Blue Valley West
UCLA - Embree ranked third on the team in receptions as a senior after finishing first or second in catches and receiving yards in each of his first three seasons ... Completed his career ranked among the all-time best at UCLA in receptions and receiving yards ... Enrolled in January of 2008 and exploded onto the scene as a true freshman ... Possesses deceptive speed ... Runs precise routes and shows toughness.

2011 - Saw action in 13 games with one start ... Ranked third on the team with 20 catches ... Finished his Bruin career ranked eighth on UCLA's all-time list for receptions with 137 and 13th on the receiving yards list at 1,776 yards ...Caught a 16-yard scoring pass in the bowl game against Ilinois ... Grabbed one pass (18 yds) in the Pac-12 Championship game ... Caught three balls at USC (29) ... Started and made two catches against Colorado (13) ... Had one catch at Utah (15) ... Made two receptions against Arizona State (16) ... Made an eight-yard catch against Washington State ... Scored on a 22-yard scoring pass at Oregon State ... Made two catches (23) versus San Jose State ... Caught five passes in the season-opener at Houston (60) ... Returned 12 punts on the season for a 4.8 yard average.

2010 - Saw action in all 12 games and made 11 starts ... Led team with 32 catches and 409 receiving yards ... Ranked sixth in Pac-10 with a 6.93 punt return average ... His 117 career catches rank 11th on the school's all-time list ... Ranked 14th on school receiving yards (1,472) list ... One catch at Kansas State (8) ... One grab against Stanford (17) ... One catch versus Houston (12) ... Had a 14-yard reception against Washington State ... Came off the bench at Texas, but was limited due to a hip flexor strain, and did not make a catch ... Caught a two-point conversion pass against Washington State that tied score at 28-all late in third quarter ... Four receptions at Cal (48), one a 19-yarder ... Two catches (29) at Oregon, long of 20 ... Three catches against Arizona (30) ... Two catches (54) in win over Oregon State ... Had a 43-yard catch in the second quarter, matching his career-long, and a key third down grab on the game-winning field goal drive ... One catch (16) at Washington ... Set career highs with nine catches for 105 yards at Arizona State ... Grabbed seven balls (76) against USC ... Winner of UCLA's Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence.

2009 - Saw action in all 13 games with 12 starts ... Led team with 45 catches and was second with 608 receiving yards ... Ranked 13th in Pac-10 in receiving yards (46.77) and T-12th in receptions per game (3.46) ... 29 of his catches produced first downs or touchdowns ... His 45 catches rank No. 17 on UCLA's single-season list ... Made six catches in opener against San Diego St. (97) ... Started, but did not make a reception at Tennessee ... One catch (17) against Kansas St. ... Led team with four grabs at Stanford (33) ... Led team with five catches (50) against Oregon ... Made team-best (tied) five catches (89) against Cal ... Tied for team lead with three catches (20) at Arizona ... Five catches (88) at Oregon St., including a leaping grab for a seven-yard touchdown (first of his career) with 2:06 remaining in game to put the Bruins in a position to tie the contest ... Three catches (55) against Washington, including a 23-yard reception, which gave Bruins a first-and-goal at eight-yard line on field goal drive which put UCLA up 24-23 in the fourth quarter ... Totaled six catches (73) at Washington St., including a 27-yard scoring grab on UCLA's first offensive play ... Four catches (41) versus Arizona St. ... One reception at USC (17) ... Made two catches (28), including a 22-yard catch on the fourth quarter field goal drive, in bowl win over Temple.

2008 - Appeared in all 12 games with eight starts ... Named second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team by rivals.com ... Was offensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year ... Set UCLA true freshmen records for receptions in a season(40), receptions in a game (six at Oregon), receiving yards in a season (531) and receiving yards in a game (90 at Cal) ... Second on team with his 40 catches and led team with 531 receiving yards ... Produced a team-best 28 first downs on his catches ... Ranked 14th in Pac-10 in receiving yards (44.2/g) and 15th in receptions (3.3/g) ... Came off the bench in opener against Tennessee and made four catches (53), including two big grabs on the fourth-quarter scoring drives ... His 12-yard catch came on a third-and-nine play during the drive which put UCLA up 17-14 ... Also caught a 21-yarder to begin the scoring drive which gave the Bruins a 24-21 lead with 27 seconds to play ... At BYU, he made one catch (18) ... Made his first career start against Arizona and had two catches (12) ... Started against Fresno St. and tied for the team lead with three grabs (48) ... Started versus Washington St. and made five catches (63), one for 23 yards ... Six catches at Oregon(58) ... Made four receptions for a team-high 72 yards against Stanford ... His 43-yard grab late in third quarter was longest by a Bruin on the season ... Tied for team lead with five catches at Cal for 90 yards ... Led team with five catches (64) against Oregon St., in his seventh straight start ... Came off the bench at Washington and did not make a catch ... Started at Arizona St. and made four catches (43) ... Made one catch (10) versus USC.

2007 - Greyshirted and did not enroll until January of 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL - Attended Blue Valley West HS in Overland Park, KS as a senior in 2006 after playing at Hart High in Valencia, CA in 2005 ... Earned All-State honorable mention as well as All-District and All-League acclaim as a senior under coach Scott Wright ... Made 46 receptions for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns at Blue Valley West including a school-record 14 catches in one game ... As a junior at Hart under coach Mike Herrington, he made 28 receptions for 372 yards and four scores while earning All-League honorable mention ... In basketball, he was part of the 6A State championship team as a senior, earning All-District and All-League acclaim.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Jon Taylor Embree ... Born: October 3, 1988 in Denver, CO ... Parents: Jon and Natalyn Embree ... Has one brother (Connor, on football team at UNLV) and one sister (Hannah) ... Father is in his first season as head football coach at the University of Colorado after serving as a UCLA assistant coach from 2003-2005 and an NFL assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs (2006-2008) and Washington Redskins (2010) ... Lists winning State basketball championship during his senior season as his career highlight ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Winter 2011 and Spring 2011 ... History major.

Receptions: 9 at Arizona State, 2010
Receiving Yards: 105 at Arizona State, 2010
Touchdowns: 1 multiple times, last vs. Illinois, 2011






































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