Lawrence Taylor was born in the year 1959 and he was nicknamed L.T. He is a Hall of Fame and a former American Football player. He played the entire professional like the Linebacker under New York Giants since 1981 until 1993 in the NFL. He was considered to be greatest player in the entire history of the Football and he was ranked to be greatest defensive player in the entire history of the media members, coaches and former players and the media outlets like Sporting News, NFL network.
After being All-American for his college career at University of North Carolina, he was drafted by Giants and he was the second overall selection during the 1981 NFL draft. Taylor produced double digit sacks for every season since 1984 until 1990. It included career stats of 20.5 in the year 1986. He had also the record of getting three awards AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and he was named Most Valuable Player of the league.
He was named to be First-team All Pro in every one of the first nine seasons and he was the key member of Giants Defense and he was nicknamed The Big Blue Wrecking Crewe which helped New York to reach to victories like Super Bowels XXI and for XXV. In the year 1980s, Taylor with the fellow linebackers, Harry Carson, Pepper Johnson, Brian Kelley, Brad Van Pelt, Gary Reasons and Carl Banks have given the Giants the reputation to be the best linebacking corps in the entire history of NFL.
Lawrence Taylor had been involved into a controversial lifestyle before and after the playing career. He agreed to the use of the drugs like cocaine during the second year of NFL and got suspended for some time before he failed the drug test. The drug abuse escalated after the retirement and he got jailed for 3 times because of possessing drugs.
Since 1998 until 2009, he lived a drug free and sober life. He was a color commentator at the sporting events after the retirement and he pursued a career as an actor. He was again in the scrutiny in the year 2011 since he pleaded the guilty for the sexual misconduct that involved 16 year old girl.
From his biography, Lawrence Taylor was second in three sons of Iris and Clarence Taylor. He was born in the city of Williamsburg, in the state of Virginia.
When Lawrence Taylor was playing for NFL, he was the highest paid defensive player and his contract was signed after 45-day holdouts and he signed a new three year contract. He suffered injury, when he was 36 years old in 1985. His net worth is 100 thousand dollars. His salary is not recorded yet. His fantasy and highlights are recorded online. He had been married 3 times, the first wife was Deborah Belinda Taylor, the second one is Maritza Cruz and Lynette Taylor.