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Aaron Taylor

Former NFL offensive lineman Aaron Taylor is the lead analyst for CBS Sports Network’s coverage of college football, as well as a studio analyst on the popular weekly college football show, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

Taylor initially began his broadcasting career with the Network (then CSTV) in 2003. After his first tenure with CBS Sports Network, he joined ABC's college football studio team as an analyst. Taylor returned to the Network in 2008, when he was named the lead college football game analyst.

Most notably known for his time at the University of Notre Dame, Taylor was a consensus first-team All-American in 1992 and 1993. He also won the prestigious Lombardi Award in 1993, recognizing him as the best lineman in college football. He graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

Taylor was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft and was a member of its Super Bowl XXXI championship team. He went on to play six seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.

In 2015, Taylor founded the prestigious Joe Moore Award which annually recognizes the best offensive line unit in college football, and is the only current college football award that honors a group or unit. 

Over the years, Taylor has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts. He founded the “Aaron Taylor Impact Fund”, which strives to bridge the gap between those who have and those who need. In the spring of 2001, he participated in a five-month volunteer placement program and taught English to high school students in South America. Taylor has been widely recognized for his post-Tsunami work in Sri Lanka, mentoring children and for his work with athletes in transition.

Taylor currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.