Wendell Taylor
Navy Midshipmen
Personal information
Born:April 7, 1899
Died:October 6, 1987(1987-10-06) (aged 88)
Career history
CollegeU.S. Naval Academy (1922)
Career highlights and awards

Wendell Smith Taylor (April 7, 1899 – October 6, 1987)[1][2] was an American football player. He was raised in Oklahoma, and, in June 1919, he was admitted to the United States Naval Academy.[3] At the Academy, he played at the end position for the Navy Midshipmen football team. He was a consensus first-team selection to the 1922 College Football All-America Team.[4] He also competed in track for the Naval Academy and has been inducted into the Navy Sports Hall of Fame.[5] In his later years, he lived in Cookson, Oklahoma. He died in 1987 at the age of 88.[2]


  1. ^ Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Wendell Smith, 7 Apr 1899 - 6 Oct 1987
  2. ^ a b Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Wendell Taylor, last residence 74427 Cookson, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA, born 7 Apr 1899, died Oct 1987. SSN issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)
  3. ^ Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy, 1921-1922. Government Printing Office. 1921. p. 122.(Wendell Smith Taylor from Oklahoma admitted June 1919 at age 20 years, 3 mos.)
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Index". Navy Sports. Retrieved August 22, 2014.