Noah Taylor Audio Pronunciation
2020 – Started nine of UVA’s 10 games … missed the Boston College game … made seven tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the season-opening win over Duke … made six stops at No. 1 Clemson … made six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up two passes against NC State … made four tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack at Wake Forest … made four tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss at No. 11 Miami … made six stops against No. 15 North Carolina … named ACC Linebacker of the Week after the Louisville game … he set a UVA record for longest interception return by a linebacker on his “pick-6” that went 85 yards against the Cardinals … the return was tied for the third-longest INT return in program history … also made five tackles in the win over Louisville … made two tackles and 0.5 sacks in the win over Abilene Christian … made four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at Virginia Tech … named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2019 – Appeared in all 14 of UVA’s games with 10 starts … in the season opener at Pitt he made one tackle and blocked a punt … made first career start against William & Mary, finishing with four tackles and one sack … made five tackles and 1.0 sacks in the win over Florida State … made three tackles and 1.0 sacks in the win over Old Dominion … made four tackles and notched 1.0 sack at No. 10 Notre Dame … made six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack at Miami … made five tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and forced a fumble … made four tackles and 1.0 tackles for a loss at Louisville … made seven tackles and shared a sack with Eli Hanback in the win at North Carolina … made one tackle for loss in win over Georgia Tech … made five tackles in the win over Liberty … was named ACC Linebacker of the Week after he led UVA’s defense with six tackles, 1.0 sack and two interceptions of Virginia Tech’s Hendon Hooker, who entered the game with zero interceptions in his career, as UVA reclaimed the Commonwealth Cup … recorded a 0.5 sack along with Chris Moore in the ACC Championship game against Clemson … made five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and had two pass breakups in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018– Appeared in nine of UVA’s 13 games … one of 13 UVA true freshmen to appear in 2018 … one of eight true UVA freshmen to make collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener … saw most of his time on special teams and occasionally saw time on defense, including against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Was a January enrollee and took part in 2018 spring practice … a four-year starter at Avalon School … played linebacker and receiver at Avalon School for head coach Tyree Spinner, a former Cavalier … Black Knights posted a 4-9 record his senior season … school has approximately 100 students in high school grades … born in Bronx, N.Y. … son of Angelique Mitchell … of a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … major is American studies.