Posted July 26th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Ramonce TaylorIt appears that Ramonce Taylor was unable to get his grades and his life in order as he is transferring from the University of Texas. The news is confirmed from both the athletic department and Taylor himself. There is no official destination yet, but the only school mentioned has been Texas College in Tyler.

Not a gigantic surprise, though I think a lot of us were still hoping things would work out and he’d back with the team this season. News and rumors had Taylor still attending classes at UT this summer, working out with the team, and that eventually all charges against him related to his May arrest will be dropped. He seemed to be doing everything he could to prove to the coaches he deserved another chance, but they either didn’t believe that was the case or Ramonce simply didn’t get his schoolwork in order. Disappointing.

I wonder why he and Mike Williams (defensive end version) chose to attend an NAIA school in Texas College instead of a Division 1-AA school like Texas State or Sam Houston State? There’s less exposure at a school like that and lower caliber competition. It seems for players with NFL aspirations, such as Ramonce, there would be better options out there for them. You see guys from 1-AA or even Division II of III drafted all the time, not too many from the NAIA.

Taylor was a big part of the Longhorns national title run last year, providing 15 TD’s and gamebreaking ability, so it’s tough to lose a player of his caliber. Fortunately, running back and wide receiver are two of the team’s deepest positions. Taylor will always be a Longhorn wherever he ends up, and we hope he gets his head on straight so he is able to fulfill his NFL potential.


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  1. […] Ramonce Taylor, a guy who was busted in May by the cops on weapons and ammo charges after he called the cops when a melee broke out, is transferring from the University of Texas Of note: As a freshman, he scored 15 touchdowns. So no, Texas will not be in our college football top 10, which will be out in mid-August. (Bevo Sports) […]

  2. reply to  #2

    Mike Hannon

    I have known this kids all his life and I’m from Temple Tx. Mr. Taylor Lacked the discipline that it takes to be a model performer on and off the field. He was left Temple Schools because juvenile behaviors and that’s what landed him at Belton High School. I love this kid on the field but off the field he was into all kinda non-since activites some I won’t name, but I will say that if the University of Texas had drug tested there players and I no half would have failed, and Romonce’s name would have been a source for a dime sack, or once of weed.

  3. reply to  #3


    non-since activites? no? once? speak english much? grammar & spelling were so bad I couldn’t even grasp what you were trying to say.

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