ESPN makes it official, hires Jason Taylor

Taylor played for 15 seasons in NFL

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MIAMI - ESPN made it official on Wednesday by announcing the signing of Jason Taylor to its broadcast staff.

On its press release, ESPN said the Miami Dolphins legend, "will appear on NFL Live, NFL32 and SportsCenter, in addition to contributing to Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. Scheduled to start later this offseason, Taylor will also make regular appearances on ESPN Radio."

Taylor is used to being on television. Besides playing for national audiences every Sunday, Taylor also starred in season six of Dancing with the Stars.

Taylor retired in December after playing 15 seasons in the NFL. Most of his playing career was with the Dolphins.

"For the past 15 NFL seasons, I walked into a locker room, players' lounge or training room and always knew that a television would be tuned in to ESPN," said Taylor. "I am extremely excited to be joining their team now and look forward to contributing to analysis that is regarded by players, coaches and fans as the worldwide leader in NFL and overall sports coverage."

Taylor was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.