New York Giants, NFL
- Led the NY Giants in rushing (1979 and 1980)
- Scored game-winning touchdown for Texas Tech vs. rival University of Texas (1976)
- Is a Corporate Trainer and Motivational Speaker with over 8 years of experience
- Specializes in ethics training and creating learning strategies
- Is a volunteer with Children’s Hospital of America
Selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 1978 NFL Draft, Billy Taylor is a retired NFL running back. Taylor played for five seasons as a running back and punt returner. He spent his first three seasons as a member of the Giants, and spent his final two split between the Giants, the New York Jets, and the Los Angeles Raiders. As the starting running back for the Giants, he led the team in rushing in 1979 and 1980. His best season was in 1979, when he started all 16 games, carrying the ball 198 times for 700 yards and catching it another 28 times for 253 yards with 11 total touchdowns. With the Giants, Billy was teammates of Phil Simms, Brad Van Pelt, Harry Carson, and Dave Jennings. Before going pro, Billy attended Texas Tech where he was a member of the groundbreaking 1976 Red Raiders roster that became the program's first Southwest Conference championship football team as well as being nationally ranked for a school-record 10 weeks, rising as high as No. 5 in the country. After retirement, Billy was a successful broadcast journalist, including stints with TV and radio. Most notably he co-hosted with Larry Hardesty on WLIB a talk show with had good success as the only minority talk show in New York City Area. Billy is also an experienced HR Corporate Trainer and Motivational Speaker. He specializes in topics on policy and procedures as mandated by federal, local legislation and company guidelines and has over 8 years of experience facilitating presentations domestically and internationally resulting in significant reduction in company lawsuits and increased employee retention. Billy has demonstrated this experience and success as a Corporate Trainer through many avenues; he has created learning strategies and policy manuals, worked with HR Reps to deliver a strong company-wide team mission to help keep employees engaged, resulting in more productivity and better working relationships. He has also presented ethics training for company executives, general managers, controllers and HR reps. Billy's training program includes 10 different subjects: Sexual Harassment Prevention, Dealing with Conflict, The Role of the Supervisor, Positive Approach to Managing People, Performance Planning and Monitoring, Violence in the Workplace Prevention, Case for Retention, Affirmative Action, Delivering Effective Feedback, and Assorted Sales Training/Team Building. Billy attributes his professional training in organization, team work and a strong work ethic to the 7 seasons he spent as a running back with the NFL.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Billy Taylor! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 5 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Lunch or Dinner$1,000Billy will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Billy will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$1,000Surprise your football buddies by inviting Billy to a live fantasy draft! (Up to 2 hours)
Attend a Game$1,250Have an extra seat at the game? Billy will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Billy's career with the Giants and his trajectory in becoming a NFL running back. (Up to 3 hours)
Round of Golf$1,250Billy will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros. (Up to 5 hours)
Q&A$1,000 per hourBilly will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Billy’s path to success.
Appearance$1,000 per hourHire Billy Taylor to make an appearance at your next event! Billy Taylor’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Golf Outing$1,500Billy will join your golf outing for a charity event or corporate conference. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend a full day with a NFL player. You're sure to come back home with some great stories, and unforgettable memories. (Up to 1 day)
Private Lesson$200 per hourBilly will be your personal coach giving you access to a NFL running back. Billy will take you through NFL drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NFL player.
Group Lesson$300 per hourTo be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Billy as a coach will give you access to a NFL running back. Billy will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Guest Coach$500 per hourBilly will make a guest appearance as a coach for your team’s next game or practice. Give the perfect gift to your child's team or your corporate league team by taking things to the next level.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Football League NFL Team
- New York Giants (1978-1981)
- New York Jets (1981-1982)
- Los Angeles Raiders (1981-1982)
Position Running Back College Texas Tech University