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PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Pittsburgh Steelers Ike Taylor (24) bring down Minnesota Vikings Chester Taylor (29) for a one yard loss, during the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 19, 2006. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)
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Chester Lamar Taylor also known as "Che Tay" (born September 22, 1979 in River Rouge, Michigan) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. In 2006, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played four seasons before signing with the Bears. He played college football at Toledo.

Taylor was a four-time all-state running back and sprinter at River Rouge High School before attending the University of Toledo. While at Toledo, Taylor set school records for rushing yards and touchdowns. In 2001, he led the Rockets to an impressive victory over in-state rival the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Motor City Bowl, giving Toledo their first bowl win since the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl. He was named the MVP of the game with 31 (Motor City Bowl Record) carries for 190 yards (Then a Motor City Bowl Record) and a touchdown.

Taylor ranked seventh in nation for the 2001 season with 1,492 rushing yards (268 attempts, 5.3 yards-per-carry) and 20 touchdowns. He also hauled in 26 receptions for 242 yards and three touchdowns, with a longest reception of 43 yards.

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