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.