Nick Taylor
No. 28     Calgary Stampeders
Taylor with the Calgary Stampeders in 2023
Born: (1988-03-27) March 27, 1988 (age 35)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Defensive back
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
CollegeFlorida International
Career history
As player
2012Minnesota Vikings*
2015Orlando Predators
20162017Ottawa Redblacks
20182019Edmonton Eskimos
20192022Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2023–presentCalgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Nick Taylor (born March 27, 1988) is an American professional Canadian football defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

Taylor did not play college football, but rather played college basketball for the FIU Panthers at the point guard position.[1]

Professional career

Taylor was originally signed as a free agent in 2012 by the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL), but he suffered a shoulder injury and was released.[2] He later played for the Orlando Predators in 2015. He spent two seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks, including his first Grey Cup championship win in 2016. He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2018 and was released in 2019 before signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on August 19, 2019.[3] He won his second Grey Cup championship in 2019.

Taylor signed a one-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on January 7, 2021.[4] He played in 12 regular season games and both post-season games as he won his third Grey Cup following the Blue Bombers' 108th Grey Cup victory. On February 14, 2023, Taylor became a free agent.[5]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Vikings: Nick Taylor, His Talent Made Room For Him – In The NFL". May 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Nick Taylor". Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bombers sign Na'Ty Rodgers, Nick Taylor to practice roster". 19 August 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with defensive backs Mercy Maston and Nick Taylor". January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved March 21, 2023.