Ike Taylor

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Ike Taylor
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Hometown: Gretna, Louisiana
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
DOB: May 5, 1980
 
 

Going on his 12th season in the NFL, Ike Taylor has become one of the most dynamic players in the National Football League through overcoming obstacles, hard work, and sheer determination.  Ike is well known throughout the NFL for his relentless work ethic and dedication to his success on and off the field. An incredible father, role model and a media favorite, Ike Taylor is on the cusp of Super Stardom, and it’s not hard to see why.

Ivan “Ike” Taylor had a successful college career, but one that did not come without obstacles. Ike’s work ethic and persevering spirit never let these speed bumps slow him down or get in the way of his dream to play in the NFL.  He would work his way to a position on the football team and was even awarded a scholarship to play. This dedication was certainly an indication of the years to come and afforded him a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2003 NFL draft .This two-time Super Bowl champ has continued along his relentless path to glory throughout his journey in the NFL.  He is well-respected by coaches and teammates, and is known for his playful personality.  As serious as they come on the gridiron, off the field, there are few guys who can make you laugh and put a smile on your face the way Ike can. His charm, wit and outright hilarious personality has afforded him a plethora of on-camera, live hosting and print opportunities.

Aside from his enthusiasm for all things media and of course football, Ike is passionate about giving back to the community, especially when it comes to helping youth.  Since 2005, Ike has hosted his annual “FaceMeIke” youth football camp in his hometown, New Orleans. Ike is aware of the positive impact he is capable of having and is adamant about doing everything he can to provide guidance, direction and opportunities to children in the community. Ike aggressively approaches every chance to help others and to use his platform as a professional athlete to influence the community in a positive way.

Ike also has an entrepreneurial spirit and is currently hard at work on his own clothing line “Swaggin University”, which aims to inspire confidence and personal style. Ike believes that confidence is key and hopes that his clothing line can help others to feel confident in themselves.

With a personality that dazzles like Ike’s, it is no wonder that he is a regular guest on ESPN. NFL Network, and several local and national television programs. In addition to his TV work, Ike hosts his own weekly radio show and is in high demand in the national and local radio community. His handsome face has graced the pages of Bleu Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Sporting News Magazine to name a few.  A media favorite and a rising star, you can expect to see more and more of this loveable guy and relentless competitor.

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