Fred Taylor is a former NFL running back drafted in 1998 as the No. 9 pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars and he is in need of some prayers this week.
The former NFL great running back was on ‘The Pivot Podcast’ when he revealed some unfortunate news regarding his family.
Taylor revealed that his grandmother has dementia as he spoke through his tears.
“I’m trying not to tear up thinking about my grandmother,” Taylor said. “That’s the toughest thing that I got going on right now. I have moments where I think about her and everything she’s done and everything she means to me. She has dementia, and it’s real bad. She’s just here, but she’s not living. She’s just here, and it’s f—ed up.”
Fans quickly took to Twitter and sent their prayers:
Taylor began his career at the University of Florida, where he played for Steve Spurrier. Taylor was the team’s best rusher as a senior, with 1,292 yards, 214 carries, and 13 touchdowns. He was named first-team All-SEC as well as third-team All-American. With 3,075 yards and 31 touchdowns, he concluded his college career fourth in school history.
Taylor was picked ninth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1998 NFL Draft after a great college career. He spent ten seasons with the Jaguars before moving on to the New England Patriots for two seasons. In 2008, Taylor was honored into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Georgia Florida Hall of Fame.
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