Posted 2 years ago

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Trelan Taylor - team mugChadron State All-American safety Trelan Taylor has been suspended for the first six games in the 2013 football season by the NCAA. Taylor will be eligible to return for the Eagles’ October 19th game in Spearfish, SD, against Black Hills State University

New athletic director Joel R Smith announced the action Tuesday morning, saying an internal review by the college found that Taylor was not eligible to compete during the fall 2011 season. Smith says the information was submitted to the NCAA, which determined Taylor would serve a six-game suspension.

Taylor, a senior from San Diego, was a consensus All-American last season when he became the first Chadron State player since Danny Woodhead to be named to the AP Little All-America 1st Team.

He led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 8 interceptions and was an All-RMAC 1st-team choice on defense and 3rd-team pick at punt returner.

Taylor was the Eagles’ 3rd-leading tackler last fall with 74, forced 2 fumbles, and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also compiled 376 all-purpose yards, and averaged 12.2 yards on 22 punt returns…tying a school record with an 86-yard touchdown on one of them.