James Charles “Jim” Taylor (September 20, 1935 - October 13, 2018) ran for more than 1,000 yards in five consecutive seasons from 1960-1964, led the league in the 1962 season and captured the only rushing title that Cleveland’s Jim Brown did not win during his nine year career. Taylor was a standout back at Baton Rouge High School and later won All-American honors at Louisiana State University. The Green Bay Packers selected Jim in the second round of the 1958 NFL Draft, teaming him with a Hall of Fame backfield that included fullback Paul Hornung and quarterback Bart Starr. Taylor developed into a rugged and ferocious short-yardage back that just as soon ran through or over defenders as around them. He continued to improve upon his rushing numbers each season culminating with the 1962 season when he rushed for 1,474 yards on 272 attempts – an average of 105.3 yards per game – and scored 19 rushing touchdowns. He was named the NFL’s 1962 Most Valuable Player and led the Packers to their second consecutive NFL League Championship, as he set a championship record with 31 carries (for 85 yards) and scored Green Bay’s only touchdown in the 16-7 win over the New York Giants. (Taylor also won a title in 1965 with the Pack.) He played ten seasons for the Green Bay Packers (1958-1966) and the New Orleans Saints (1967). Jim was named to five consecutive NFL Pro Bowl appearances and the 1962 NFL All-Pro First Team. He was a member of the 1966 Super Bowl I champion Green Bay Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, and rushed for 56 yards and one touchdown in the title match. Jim Taylor finished his career with 558 total points on 93 all-purpose touchdowns and amassed 10,353 yards from scrimmage – 8,597 rushing on 1,941 attempts and 1,756 receiving yards on 225 receptions. Jim Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.