LSU tight end Kole Taylor announces he’s bound for the NCAA’s transfer portal

LSU junior tight end Kole Taylor (87) has decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal and have two years left to play. PHOTO COURTESY: Kole Taylor

The player synonymous with having his shoe pulled off to helped LSU rally for a dramatic road upset in 2020, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Junior tight end Kole Taylor announced on social media Thursday that he’s seeking a transfer after playing a limited role at that position in 2022. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“I will forever remember the memories I made at LSU,” Taylor said. “However, all good things come to an end.”

The 6-foot-7, 250-pound Taylor caught five passes for 55 yards and no touchdowns, including a high of two grabs against Florida. He dropped behind true freshman Mason Taylor on the depth chart with Mason Taylor producing 33 receptions for 326 yards, two touchdowns and a memorable two-point conversion in a 32-31 overtime win over Alabama.

Kole Taylor became the first player from Colorado (Grand Junction) to sign with LSU out of Central High where he was the state’s No. 5 ranked player by 247Sports.

His reputation grew in LSU’s 37-34 upset win over No. 6 Florida when after catching a third-down pass short of the line to gain, Florida’ Marco Wilson ripped off Taylor’s shoe and threw it down field which resulted in a 15-yard personal foul penalty that kept the Tigers’ go-ahead drive alive. The additional yardage helped placekicker Cade York make a 57-yard field goal in a heavy fog in Gainesville, Florida.

Taylor started in seven of 32 games during his career, catching 17 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.

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