Walking off the field after that final snap of the senior year usually signifies the end of a career for most high school football players, but that moment 10 years ago for East Union alum Daniel Taylor seems like just the beginning.
Taylor’s football career has blossomed over the past decade, taking the former Lancer quarterback from Delta College, to NCAA Division-II powerhouse Texas A&M-Kingsville, all the way to France where Taylor has helped win a pair of national titles.
Taylor guided the Asniere Molosses to the Conference North Championship, stopping the Pessac Kangaroos 44-26 for the Golden Helmet championship. The victory was the second straight for Taylor and the Molosses.
Taylor has grown accustomed to dominant play, tossing three touchdowns without an interception in the title game. Taylor has experienced a great deal of success in three seasons playing outside the country, winning a title and going undefeated in Stockholm Sweden before putting together consecutive title runs in Paris, France.
Taylor was honored as the game’s Most Valuable Player with three touchdowns passing and another on the ground. The win was his second with the Molosses, who took the title a season ago with a 27-24 victory over Grenoble Centaurs. Taylor was also that championship’s most valuable player.
The class of 2000 Lancer is currently the varsity football team’s offensive coordinator, teaming up with first-year head coach Willie Herrera. Taylor was the offensive play caller for the lancers a season ago when they made their first trip to the postseason since the 1992 season.