|High School:||McDonogh School|
|Years at Yale:||*|
Notes: Key special teams player last two years... 2004: Saw action in four varsity contests... 2003: Earned first varsity letter on special teams and made five tackles... 2002: Played JV... At the McDonogh School: Earned nine letters playing football, basketball and track... Two year captain of the track and field team... Football team was MIAA Conference Champions three years in a row... Baltimore all-metro football and track... Baltimore city/county football and track team... Baltimore Sun's athlete of the week for track and field... All-state football and track... University of Detroit top freshman award for track... Coaches' track award... Golden Eagle Award... Howard C Eyth Scholar Athlete Award... Rollins-Luetkemeyer Leader... Personal: Shomari Akil Taylor, born Nov. 19, 1984, is the son of Jimmy and Andrea Taylor... Competes for the Yale track and field team and took third in the 400 m hurdles at the 2004 Heptagonal Championships... Also part of the 4 x 400 meter relay and competes in the long jump... Religious studies major.