Lawrence Taylor (born February 4, 1959) was a former Hall of Fame American Football linebacker for the New York Giants NFL franchise. He was also known by the nickname, "L.T."
Lawrence Taylor played college football for University of North Carolina. In 1981, Taylor was drafted by the Giants and was named NFL Rookie of the Year for that season. He produced double-digit sacks seasons consecutively from the 1986 through 1990 seasons. Taylor won the 1986 NFL Most Valuable Player. He helped led the Giants to Super Bowl XXI and XXV victories. Taylor retired in 1993 with a career total of 132 1/2 sacks. In 1999, Lawrence Taylor was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Hame. Despite his success in the football field, his personal life was marred by his drug usages. In a November 2003 interview with the TV news magazine 60 Minutes, Taylor claimed that he hired prostitutes to opponents' hotel rooms the night before a game and spending thousands of dollars a day on narcotics.
As of 2004, Lawrence Taylor is trying to start a career in acting. He appeared in the Oliver Stone movie, Any Given Sunday. Taylor also aided his voice to the controversial video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He also was a head coach in the 2004 Lingerie Bowl.