10 - Taylor Hennigan
Taylor Hennigan
Birth Date: April 3, 1990
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cookeville, Tenn.
High School: Cookeville
Position: DB
Major: Health and Physical Education

One of the most versatile athletes on the roster, Taylor made the move from wide receiver to free safety last year and has spent a full season in the position...comes into the 2011 season listed second on the depth chart at that spot and should see his playing time increase with his added experiencce...an extremely hard worker on the field and in the weight room...made great progress during the last two spring sessions in making the transitition to his new position...has excellent techniques and understanding of the fundamentals...an intelligent player...backup at long snapper...doing an outstanding job in the classroom, earning spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll all four semesters.

AT TECH (In 2010): Taylor played his first season at rover and showed growth and development as a defensive player throughout the season after moving across the line of scrimmage from a receiver spot as a freshman...played in a backup role in 10 of 11 games...also a regular on special teams in kick coverage.

(In 2009):
In his true freshman season, Taylor worked on the offensive side of scrimmage, lining up as an inside receiver...also played on special teams...did not accumulate any offensive numbers...had one tackle.

HIGH SCHOOL: A local standout, Taylor was named first-team All-Region 3-5A as a senior after spending the year serving as team captain for the Cookeville High School Cavaliers...an Old Spice Leadership Award Nominee, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter...as a senior he chalked up 72 total tackles, forced six fumbles and recovered five fumbles...as a defensive back, he also made five interceptions...for his career he played six different positions, including quarterback, passing for more than 2,200 yards and 35 touchdowns...an extremely versatile athlete, he was also the team long snapper all four seasons...lettered in track & field twice for coach Bill Wrasman, and basketball three years under coach Kevin Bray.

PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Leslie Hennigan...birthdate is April 3, 1990...full name is Taylor Jake Hennigan...majoring in health and physical education...his father, Mike, is a former Golden Eagle All-American and served as Tech head football coach from 1996 to 2005.