Jim Taylor

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Taylor in 1967

James Charles Taylor (September 20, 1935 – October 13, 2018) was an American football fullback and businessman. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, with the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1966 and with the expansion New Orleans Saints in 1967.

He was commissioner of the United States Rugby League in 1978 and attempted to start a 12-team competition.[1]

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee named Taylor to its NFL 1960s All-Decade Team, which comprised the best players of the 1960s at each position.[2]

Taylor was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1989, but it was found to be dormant by 2000.

Taylor died in Baton Rogue on October 13, 2018 at the age of 83.[3]

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  1. "U.S. rugby league formed". St. Petersburg Times. August 16, 1978. p. 3C. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. "NFL's All-Decade Team of 1960s". Pro Football Hall of Fame. January 15, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. LSU All-American, Hall of Famer Jim Taylor dies at 83; see his records, accolades

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