Rangers Draft Injured Bulldog

It’s easy to be cynical about the world but every now and then a story like this comes along: the Texas Rangers have selected Jonathan Taylor in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Currently, the 5-8, 181-pound Taylor, is an outpatient at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta after suffering a broken neck in a March 6th outfield collision this year with teammate Zach Cone. The accident happened while the Bulldogs were playing Florida State in Athens.

Taylor, a native of Acworth, Ga., is the son of Tandra and John Taylor. Johnathan has appeared in 117 games in his Bulldog career including 91 starts. He owns a .312 career batting average. A Consumer Economics major, he was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and the UGA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2010.


  1. Rick Day says:

    Those devious Texans.

    He could turn out to be another Hershel Walker!

    Seriously, class act, Rangers! Scratch that, class act MLB!


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