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13 MINUS 7 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Chabastin Taylor

In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Chabastin Taylor.

#13 Chabastin Taylor
Probably very few Wildcats ever will have fond memories of last year’s game in Ames, Iowa, but for Chabastin Taylor (13), it was a career highlight.
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Goal No. 13: EXPECT TO WIN. And truly believe we will.

#13 Chabastin Taylor

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-4 | 223 lbs. | Giddings, Texas
Chabastin Taylor
Chabastin Taylor
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Chabastin Edward Taylor (b. Sept. 14, 1998) is a big, physical wide receiver who used the 2017 season to learn the offense and develop. He entered 2018 in the mix for playing time as a redshirt freshman after a spectacular spring game, but ended up being underutilized.

Taylor caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Alex Delton to start the scoring and followed that up with a 45-yard touchdown from Hunter Hall, both as a starter for the White team.

In all, he tallied five catches for 118 yards to lead all receivers by a wide margin. (In fact, Taylor led the entire team in all-purpose yards for the game, no mean feat.)

Ultimately, Taylor played in five games in 2018, hauling in three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown, most of which came against Iowa State in an otherwise disappointing game.

He caught two passes for 17 yards, which included a 9-yard touchdown reception, against the Cyclones. Here’s hoping the new coaches figure out a better way to use Taylor’s talents.

The lone wide receiver signee in the class of 2017, he also had offers from Baylor, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech and North Texas, as well as interest from Houston and UTSA.

Taylor played under coach Chris Jones for Giddings High School, where he was a two-time all-district honoree, including his senior season, when he was named Offensive MVP of District 10-4A and member of the All-Midlands Region team by PrepStar.

He hauled in 42 passes for 815 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Buffaloes in his junior and senior years, while also rushing for 945 yards on 122 carries and another 14 scores.

Taylor also played quarterback, completing 29 of 57 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns during the final two years of his prep career.

He participated in track, earning district championships in the 4x200 relay as a junior and senior, as well as the 200-meter dash as a senior.