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Running Back J.R. Taylor

Racine Raiders running back J.R. Taylor finds a lot of room to roam against the Leyden Lions on June 21, 2104.J.R. Taylor (#6) has been with the Racine Raiders for six seasons. Returning again this year as the Raiders running back, J.R. is excited for a chance to win another championship.

He believes in the Racine Raiders and says he returns for another season because of the unbelievable crowd, the fan base, and everything the volunteers behind the scenes do for all of the players. He feels the Racine Raiders offer something no other organization can, from having skilled trainers on the field to the amount of qualified and dedicated coaches and an organization that stands and supports their players.

J.R. say it’s an easy decision to drive from the south side of Chicago for practices and games to be a part of the Racine Raiders.

In 2013, J.R. had 162 carries for 1,020 yards, an average of 5.9 yards per carry, and scored 12 rushing TDs. He also had 9 receptions for 51 yards.

In his senior season at Eastern Illinois University, he rushed for 1,522 yards with 18 TDs, earning All-American honors at the Division 1-AA level.

J.R. is as dedicated off-the-field as he is on. As a special education teacher at the Camelot Therapeutic Day School (www.cameloteducation.org), he teaches individuals from the ages of 15 and 22. J.R. finds that the most rewarding thing each day is to see their faces light up when they do something they thought they couldn’t do.

J.R. grew up in Decatur, Ill. and travels from the south side of Chicago for every practice, meeting and game at Historic Horlick Athletic Field.

He is a proud father of a six year old, Trae, and enjoys R&B music. J.R. finds that he has little time for anything else outside of the Racine Raiders, teaching, and being a dedicated parent.

Please find J.R. after the game and thank him for all of his hard work, both on-and off-the-field.

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