Senior who figures to a stalwart in the middle of the defensive line for the Gamecocks again in 2017... has appeared in 30 games over the past three seasons with 18 career starts.
2016: Junior defensive tackle who started all 13 games... had 41 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack... set a then-career high with four tackles in the Vandy win... joined with Darius English to come up with a huge sack on Vanderbilt's last drive of the game... established a career-high with six tackles at Mississippi State... also had a QB hurry at MSU... made two tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and was credited with half a sack in the East Carolina win... made four tackles and broke up a pass at Kentucky... posted five tackles (two solo) against Texas A&M... made three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in both the Florida and Clemson games... also had three stops in the Birmingham Bowl versus USF... selected by his teammates as the co-winner of the Unselfish Teammate Award for the defense, along with Marquavius Lewis.
2015: Played in nine contests, making five starts... credited with eight tackles... started each of the first three games... had a key fourth down stop in the season opening win over North Carolina... logged two tackles against UCF... credited with two tackles, including his first career tackle for loss and a pass breakup in a start against Vanderbilt... also started at Texas A&M, where he suffered a chest injury, causing him to miss a pair of games.
2014: Saw action in eight games... collected eight tackles... six of his eight stops came in the final three games of the season as he garnered more playing time... made first career appearance against Georgia... had his best day against South Alabama with three total tackles... matched that with three tackles in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl win over Miami.
HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive lineman at Mobile, Alabama's Murphy High School... the Panthers went 6-5 under head coach Ronn Lee in 2013... credited with 53 tackles including 12 tackles for loss, seven hurries and four sacks as a senior... played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic following his senior season... tallied eight tackles and a sack in that contest... recorded 57 tackles as a junior including nine for loss and four sacks... Rivals.com considered him a three-star prospect, the 12th-best player in the state and the 30th-best defensive tackle in the country... Scout.com ranked him as a three-star prospect and the 124th-best defensive end in the country... considered a three-star prospect, the 20th-best player in the state, and the 49th-best defensive tackle in the nation, according to 247Sports.com... ESPN considered him a three-star prospect, the 107th-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 51st-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar as a three-star prospect and an All-Southeast Region pick... had offers reaching double-digits and also visited Mississippi State before selecting Carolina.
PERSONAL: Taylor Joseph Stallworth as born August 18, 1995... is a hotel, restaurant, tourism management major.