Jim Taylor (American football)

  • 5 × Pro Bowl selection (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)
  • 6 × All-Pro selection ( 1960-1964, 1966)
  • 3 × NFL Champion (1961, 1962, 1965)
  • 1 × Super Bowl winners (I)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player Award ( 1962)
  • NFL 1960s All- Decade Team
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (2001)

James Charles " Jim / Jimmy" Taylor ( born September 20, 1935 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) is an American former American football player in the position of running backs. He played for the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League ( NFL).


High School / College

Taylor played in his native city at the high school American football and then attended Louisiana State University.


In the 1958 NFL Draft Taylor was selected from one of the worst teams at the time, the Green Bay Packers in the second round in 15th place. 1959 Vince Lombardi was head coach in Green Bay. The Packers were one of the best football teams of the 1960s. The Packers had committed a year before Taylor Paul Hornung. The Runningbackduo Taylor / Hornung (nickname: " Thunder & Lightning", German: " Thunder and Lightning ") was a fearsome offensive weapon the Packers. From 1961 to 1966, the Packers won the NFL championship four times, in 1961 against the New York Giants with 37:0, 1962 ( erlief Taylor doing a touchdown ) against the same team with 16:7, 1965 against the Cleveland Browns at 23:12 and a year later against the Dallas Cowboys at 34:27. The victory in the latter game also marked the entry into the AFL- NFL Championship Game, which was later renamed Super Bowl I. In this Super Bowl Taylor scored a touchdown, the Packers won by quarterback Bart Starr 35:10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Until 1966, Taylor played for the Packers and then spent a year with the newly founded New Orleans Saints. After a season with the Saints, he finished his career.

Taylor was able to achieve 8597 yards space gain by running game during his decade-long NFL career. In his most successful year ( 1962) he brought it to 1474 yards space gain. That was Ligabestleistung, just like the this year achieved 19 touchdowns.


Taylor is a member of the NFL 1960s All- Decade Team, in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played five times in the Pro Bowl, the final game of the best players of the season. Six times he was elected to the All- Pro. In 1962 he was elected MVP of the entire NFL season.