Lawrence Taylor's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1981 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1982 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1983 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1984 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1985 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN), 1986 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1987 (PW), 1988 (AP, PFWA, SN, PW), 1989 (AP, PFWA, PW)

All-Pro Second Team: 1987 (AP), 1988 (NEA), 1989 (NEA), 1990 (AP)

All-NFC: 1981 (UPI, PW), 1982 (UPI), 1983 (UPI, PW), 1984 (UPI, PW), 1985 (UPI), 1986 (UPI, PW), 1987 (PW), 1988 (UPI, PW), 1989 (UPI, PW), 1990 (UPI, PW)

All-NFC Second Team: 1987 (UPI)

(10) – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

(at time of his retirement following 1993 season)


• [2nd] Most Sacks, Career – 132.5
• [3rd] Most Sacks, Season – 20.5 (1986)

Giants’ records held by Taylor at the time of his retirement following the 1993 season

• [1st] Most Sacks, Career – 132.5
• [1st] Most Sacks, Season – 20.5 (1986)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Opponent Fumble Recoveries, Game – 2 (vs. Dallas, Nov. 17, 1991)
• [2nd] Most Sacks, Game – 4.0 (vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 23, 1984; vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1986)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Sacks, Season – 15.5 (1988)
• [3rd] Longest Interception Return – 97 yards (vs. Detroit, Nov. 25, 1982)
• [3rd] Most Sacks, Season – 15.0 (1989)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Sacks, Game – 3.0 (10 occasions)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons – 13
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Interceptions Returned for TD, Career – 2

League Statistical Championships
Sacks Titles: 1986

Team Statistical Championships
Sacks Titles: 1982, 1983*, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992

* Tied

 

 

 

• 1981 Rookie of the Year (NEA)
• 1981 Defensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)
• 1981 Defensive MVP/Player of the Year (AP)
• 1982 Defensive MVP/Player of the Year (AP)
• 1986 Defensive MVP/Player of the Year (AP, NEA, PW, UPI)
• 1986 NFC Defensive Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1986 MVP/Player of the Year (PFWA, AP, SN, Maxwell Club)
• 1980s All-Decade Team
• NFL's 75th Anniversary Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1981 New York Giants 9 7 0 (3rd)
1982 New York Giants 4 5 0 (10th*)
1983 New York Giants 3 12 1 (5th)
1984 New York Giants 9 7 0 (2nd)
1985 New York Giants 10 6 0 (2nd)
1986 New York Giants 14 2 0 (1st)
1987 New York Giants 6 9 0 (5th)
1988 New York Giants 10 6 0 (2nd)
1989 New York Giants 12 4 0 (1st)
1990 New York Giants 13 3 0 (1st)
1991 New York Giants 8 8 0 (4th)
1992 New York Giants 6 10 0 (4th)
1993 New York Giants 11 5 0 (2nd)
* NFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

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