Former Dolphins legend Jason Taylor to join Miami Hurricanes coaching staff, per report

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jason Taylor looks on prior to Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Mike Ehrmann, 2017 Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami is making a Hall of Fame addition to its football staff.

According to Manny Navarro of The Athletic, former Miami Dolphins star Jason Taylor is going to join Hurricanes Head Coach Mario Cristobal’s staff in an off-the-field role.

Taylor, 47, retired from the NFL in 2011 following 15 seasons with Miami, the New York Jets and Washington.

During his illustrious career, Taylor was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and accumulated 139.5 sacks, 47 forced fumbles and eight interceptions.

He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.

Taylor has been working as an assistant coach at local high school powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas for the past five seasons.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.