Quoting Coach Jackson: "Have heard nothing but positive things about him ... an all-around solid back with significant experience ... his attitude and work ethic are contagious."
Career: Ranks fourth on Purdue career rushing average list with 5.62 yards per carry.
2008: Did not play after suffering torn anterior cruciate ligament during training camp.
2007: Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... appeared in nine games, including three starts ... second on team in rushing with 560 rushing yards on 107 carries (5.2 average) and four touchdowns ... caught 11 passes for 65 yards (5.9 average) ... returned four kickoffs for 78 yards (19.5 average), including a long of 33 yards ... returned one punt for three yards ... had three carries for 28 yards and a touchdown before suffering broken arm that sidelined him for four weeks vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 15 ... established career highs with 157 rushing yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns vs. Northwestern on Oct. 27 ... blocked a punt at Indiana on Nov. 17.
2006: Began Purdue career with start of spring semester ... received team's Newcomer Award - Offense for spring season ... appeared in all 14 games as reserve and on special teams ... topped team with 6.0 rushing average (tied for fourth on Purdue season list) ... was tackled for minus yardage just twice (for three yards total) and fumbled only once ... second with 677 rushing yards on 113 carries with four touchdowns ... had 26 receptions for 261 yards (10.0 average) and one touchdown ... recorded nine solo tackles on special teams ... had five rushes for 61 yards, including season-long 41-yard carry, vs. Ball State on Sept. 16 ... rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown to go with two receptions for 20 yards and another touchdown vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 ... forced fumble on punt team vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 21 ... had season highs of six receptions for 90 yards at Michigan State on Nov. 4 ... gained season-high 94 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 ... suffered lone fumble in that game.
Los Angeles Harbor College: Honorable mention All-Western State Conference selection after gaining 1,034 all-purpose yards and scoring two touchdowns in 2005 ... had 546 rushing yards, 127 receiving yards, 162 punt return yards and 127 kickoff return yards ... coach was Andrew Alvillar.
Personal: Given name is Jaycen Jarron Taylor ... born Aug. 22, 1987 ... sociology major ... enjoys drama and track and field ... attended Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, Calif. ... named all-area after leading the South Bay with 2,104 yards rushing and scoring 21 touchdowns as prep senior ... played in Southern California Shrine All-Star Classic.