Lawrence Taylor who is also known as “L.T” is a former footballer from America. He is considered as one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the National Football League. Taylor played for the football team “New York Giants” throughout his professional career from 1981 to 1993. Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of Lawrence Taylor in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Lawrence Taylor was born on February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia to Iris and Clarence Taylor. His father worked for the Newport News, and his mother was a schoolteacher.
He wanted to become a baseball player when he was young, but later at the age of fifteen he had a change of heart and started playing football.
Taylor completed his schooling from the Lafayette High School in the year 1977. Later he went to the University of North Carolina where he was the captain of the school’s football team.
Taylor married his first wife Deborah Belinda Taylor in the year 1981. After being married for 15 years, the couple divorced in the year 1996.
He married Maritza Cruz in the year 2001. Their marriage could not sustain for a long period, and hence they divorced in 2005. Later in 2007 Taylor married to his third wife, Lynette Taylor.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Lawrence Taylor professional career kicked off when he was drafted to the team of New York Giants in the 1981 NFL Draft.
In his rookie season, he recorded 9.5 sacks which is recognized as one of the best in the history of National Football League. In the same year, he was awarded the Defensive Player and Rookie of the Year award.
In the season of 1986, Taylor recorded 20.5 sacks and became the only defensive player in the history of NFL to win the “Most Valuable Player Award”.
In 1989, he was forced to sit out for most of the matches of the season because he had fractured his tibia. In his entire career, Taylor has just missed four game due to injury.
Taylor ended his professional career with 132.5 sacks, 134 return yards, 33 forced fumbles and 1,089 tackles.
In 1980, Taylor was given the ACC Player of the Year Award.
He is also the recipient of New York Giants Ring of Honor and NFL sacks leader. Taylor was also included as the member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Lawrence Taylor has an estimated net worth of more than $200 thousand. This huge wealth is the result of his illustrious career in football.
In 1990, he received $500 thousand for his one year contract with the New York Giants.
Lawrence Taylor is considered as one of the best defensive players who ever played in the NFL. He is also described as one of the most “intimidating” players in the history of NFL.