Taylor Champion Merritt, born April 17, 1997, is a native of Arcadia, LA, and a graduate of Arcadia High School. As senior in 2015, Taylor received All-District and Shreveport Times All-Area punterhonors. “Taylor’s a great kid. 3.10 GPA. Mild-mannered but he works. He’s kicking all the time. A couple of weeks ago, when it was way below freezing, Taylor was out there kicking… he came in after a while because his toes started to freeze.”– Dmitri Carr, Arcadia High Head Food Coach.
Currently a graduating senior at Southern University, Taylor’s average punt 48 yards, and with a 4.9 average hang time.