Lawrence Taylor

Football Player

Birthday February 4, 1959

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Willamsburg, VA

Age 64 years old

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New York Giants linebacker known as "LT" who is considered by many to be the greatest linebacker ever. He was a 2-time Super Bowl Champion, 10-time Pro Bowl selection, and the 1986 NFL Most Valuable Player. He retired with 132.5 career sacks and 1,088 tackles.

Before Fame

He played college football at the University of North Carolina, where he was an All-American in 1980. He was taken second overall in the 1981 NFL Draft.


His off-field career was fraught with legal issues and controversy, particularly regarding his abuse of cocaine.

Family Life

His first son, Brandon, was born in 1991. He was married to Deborah Belinda Taylor from 1981 to 1996 and Maritza Cruz from 2001 to 2005. He married his third wife Lynette Taylor in 2007.

Associated With

He and fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Phil Simms formed the backbone of the Giants in the 1980s and early 1990s.