SALISBURY, Md. – Most NCAA student-athletes will not have the chance to take the next step in their sport and play at the professional level, but for Salisbury University alumnus Isaiah Taylor, he is one of the lucky few.
Taylor, who played football from 2012-15, has signed a contract to play professionally for the Corpus Christi Rage of the National Arena League.
As a stand out offensive player for Salisbury, Taylor played both slot and wide receiver in his career, rushing for 346 yards and four touchdowns. He caught 67 passes in three years for 1,555 yards and 15 touchdowns, playing at the wide receiver position primarily his senior season, where he caught 33 passes for seven of the touchdowns.
Taylor was an honorable mention all-conference performer in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference in 2012 and 2013, and was named to the All-New Jersey Athletic Conference Second Team in 2015.
The National Arena League is playing its first season in 2017, and teams will play a 12-game schedule. The Rage begin their season on Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. (eastern time) at the Monterrey Steel, in Mexico.
The closest Taylor and the Rage will be to the Eastern Shore is an April 29 contest at the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, played at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.