Kolby Taylor never had to look far to find his football role models.
In fact, he didn’t even have to leave his living room.
On and off the field the Chandler High School junior has always been surrounded and supported by his football family. Father Keith played nine seasons in the NFL. Uncle John Taylor was a three-time Super Bowl Champion wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. Oldest brother Kerry went to ASU and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals. Kendyl Taylor is a junior wide receiver/running back getting ready for the season at NAU.
“My family is really close,” Kolby Taylor explained to Sports360AZ.com. “My brother actually lives next door to me so we’re a really close family.”
The high football I.Q. has certainly been passed along to Kolby. On the field it’s easy to see why he’s already garnered offers from ASU, Louisville, Oregon State, Nevada and others. He’s also getting it done in the classroom with a 4.0 grade-point-average.
“Kolby’s very special,” Chandler head Shaun Aguano told Sports360AZ.com without hesitation. “Very bright kid, as well.” The 5’11, 185-pounder likely has to be, given the laundry list of duties Aguano and the Wolves’ coaching staff assigns him on game nights. Not only is he a standout wide receiver, he also punts, returns punts, holds on field goals and extra points and plays defensive back.
Got all that?
“On the field he’s just a total baller,” starting quarterback Mason Moran said of his close friend. “If someone goes down it’s, ‘look for Kolby to see if he can go in at that position.’ We know he can do everything.”
Taylor takes a business-like approach to everything in life, not just football and his academics at CHS.
“He’s a very serious guy, very humble,” fellow wide receiver N’Keal Harry said. “He’s a great teammate. He helps me out with a lot of stuff.”
Helping out is what Kolby Taylor does.
He and his family wouldn’t have it any other way.