The Green Bay Packers signed RB Patrick Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 19, 2022.
Taylor has spent the season on the Packers' practice squad and active roster. He originally joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and has played in 16 regular-season games for Green Bay, including seven this season.
2021 SEASON: Appeared in nine games and posted 23 carries for 89 yards (3.9 avg.) and a TD…Was signed to the active roster on Nov. 4 after spending the first eight games on the Packers' practice squad…At Kansas City (Nov. 7): Made his NFL debut, appearing on eight plays on special teams…Vs. Seattle (Nov. 14): Played three snaps on offense and one on special teams and posted the first carries of his NFL career, picking up 7 yards on two attempts (3.5 avg.) in the fourth quarter…At Minnesota (Nov. 21): Appeared on 15 plays on offense, carrying the ball four times for 11 yards (2.8 avg.)…Vs. L.A. Rams (Nov. 28): Played four snaps on special teams…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 12): Appeared on two plays on offense and 15 on special teams…At Baltimore (Dec. 19): Appeared on four plays on special teams…Vs. Cleveland (Dec. 25): Appeared on five plays on special teams…Vs. Minnesota (Jan. 2): Played on 12 snaps on offense, carrying the ball six times for 18 yards (3.0 avg.) in the fourth quarter, highlighted by a career-long 11-yard run…At Detroit (Jan. 9): Saw his most significant action as a pro, appearing on 31 snaps and posting a career-high 11 carries for a career-best 53 yards (4.8 avg.) and a TD. Scored his first NFL touchdown when he got in from 1 yard out early in the fourth quarter. Added two receptions for 3 yards (1.5 avg.)…Vs. San Francisco (NFC Divisional, Jan. 22): Appeared on one play on offense and one on special teams.
2020 SEASON: Spent the entire 2020 season on the reserve/non-football injury list after being placed there on Sept. 5…Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2020…Played in 45 games with four starts for the Tigers and finished his career with 2,884 rushing yards and 36 TDs on 536 carries (5.4 avg.)…Finished his career ranked No. 3 in school history in rushing yards, tied for No. 2 in rushing TDs, No. 4 in carries, tied for No. 5 in yards per carry, No. 5 in all-purpose yards (3,322) and tied for No. 4 in 100-yard rushing games (11)…Added 55 receptions for 434 yards (7.9 avg.) and three TDs…Posted 12 multi-TD games…Was limited to just six games with one start as a senior in 2019 after suffering an injury in the season opener, but finished as the team's third-leading rusher with 350 yards and five TDs on 78 attempts (4.5 avg.)…Posted a season-high 128 yards and a TD on 27 carries (4.7 avg.) in the season opener vs. Ole Miss (Aug. 31), but sustained a foot injury that would sideline him for the next eight games…Rushed for 95 yards and a season-best three TDs on 17 attempts (5.6 avg.) at South Florida (Nov. 23)…Registered 50 yards and a TD on eight carries (6.3 avg.) vs. Penn State in the Cotton Bowl (Dec. 28)…Played in all 14 games with one start as a junior in 2018, ranking No. 2 on the team with a career-high 1,122 yards and a career-best 16 TDs on 208 carries (5.4 avg.) as he posted five 100-yard rushing games…Was tied for No. 9 in the country in rushing TDs and tied for No. 7 with 18 total TDs…Became just the fourth RB in school history to register a 1,000-yard rushing season…Added 17 receptions for 197 yards (11.6 avg.) and two TDs…Registered a career-long 75-yard TD catch in the opener vs. Mercer (Sept. 1)…Posted a career-high 161 yards and a season-high three TDs on 11 carries (14.6 avg.) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 6)…Rushed for 115 yards and two TDs on 26 carries (4.4 avg.) at Missouri (Oct. 20)…Registered 112 yards and two scores on 20 attempts (5.6 avg.) at SMU (Nov. 16)…Racked up 128 yards and two TDs on 19 carries (6.7 avg.) vs. Houston (Nov. 23)…Posted 118 yards and a TD on 15 attempts (7.9 avg.) at Central Florida (Dec. 1), highlighted by a career-long 70-yard TD run…Played in all 13 contests with two starts as a sophomore in 2017, ranking No. 2 on the team with 866 rushing yards and a team-high 13 TDs on a team-leading 157 carries (5.5 avg.)…Added a career-best 19 catches for 148 yards (7.8 avg.) and a TD…Posted a season-high 131 yards on 15 carries (8.7 avg.) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Aug. 31), highlighted by a season-long 66-yard TD run…Tied the single-game school record with a career-high four TDs at Houston (Oct. 19), with all four coming in the second half…Registered 112 yards on 18 attempts (6.2 avg.) vs. SMU (Nov. 18), with TD runs of 41 and 60 yards…Recorded 127 yards and two TDs on just six attempts (21.2 avg.) vs. East Carolina (Nov. 25)…Played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2016, finishing as the team's second-leading rusher with 546 yards and two TDs on 93 carries (5.9 avg.)…Added 11 receptions for 37 yards (3.4 avg.)…Rushed for 86 yards on seven attempts (12.3 avg.) vs. Southeast Missouri (Sept. 3) in his collegiate debut, highlighted by a season-long 51-yard run…Carried the ball 13 times for 88 yards (6.8 avg.) vs. Kansas (Sept. 17)…Posted a season-high 92 yards on 15 attempts (6.1 avg.) vs. Tulsa (Oct. 29)…Earned his degree in business management…Rushed for 1,431 yards and 20 TDs on 214 carries (6.7 avg.) as a senior in 2015 at Atascocita High School (Humble, Texas), earning first-team All-District 16-6A honors…Had eight 100-yard rushing games, including two 200-yard performances, as he helped lead the Eagles to the Class 6A Region 2 title game, the first team from the Humble Independent School District to reach the fourth round of the Texas state playoffs since 1995…Ran for a career-high 281 yards and four TDs in a second-round playoff win over Cedar Ridge High…Rushed for 708 yards and nine TDs on 108 carries (6.6 avg.) as a junior in 2014…Also lettered in track three times, participating in the 4x100-, 4x200- and 100-meter events…Was a three-time American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selection…Visited hospitals and read to children at schools while he was in college…His father, Patrick, played on the offensive line at Nicholls State…His sister, Nadia, played for the Chicago Bandits in the National Pro Fastpitch League and played college softball at Texas…His cousin, Coye' Fairman, played WR at the University of Memphis…Is a close friend of Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards, who also attended Atascocita High…Given name Patrick O'Neal Taylor Jr.; born in Harvey, La.