Taurian Osborne
Taurian Osborne
Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Miami Jackson Senior

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
07/31/1983

Major:
Biology

2002: Solidified himself as an every-day starter...one of only two DBs to play in every game...ended the season fifth in total tackles, four were for a loss of yards, including two sacks...was second on the squad with two interceptions...recorded a tackle in every game played...had a season high 10 versus Eastern Illinois (11-16-02)...had three games with four solo tackles and recorded six assists against EIU...his sacks were against Youngstown State (10-12-02) a loss of four yards and Morris Brown (11-9-02)...interceptions were bookends to the season...first was against USF (8-29-02)...second was against FIU (11-23-02)

2001: Played in seven games, missing time due to concussions...first collegiate TD was the second by FAUís defense and the first score in a dramatic victory over no. 22 Bethune-Cookman...tallied 21 solo tackles and 15 assists for a 36 season total...had two tackles for a loss of 13 yards...had a team leading three fumble recoveries, one included his 99-yard recovery and score against Bethune...totaled 107 yards on recoveries...suffered a season ending neck injury against Gardner-Webb, near the end of the first half of the game.

High School: Played for John Harris at Miami Jackson Senior High School...named first-team All-Dade and second team All-State...was the defensive MVP in the Dade/Broward County All-Star Game.

Personal: Biology major...son of John and Rosa Osbourne...born July 31, 1983 in Hollywood, FL...father John, was a 1973 All-American at Bethune-Cookman college. John and Rosa Osborne, who also attended Bethune, enjoyed watching their son score the first touchdown against Bethune, ranked no. 22 at the time, in a driving rain storm. FAU won 31-28...father is a legendary South Florida high school coach, who was the coach of Mark Richt (head coach of Georgia and former offensive coordinator of FSU) at Boca Raton High School.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
YearGMSUTATTTTFLSacks
200173115360-00-0
2002112624504-71-4
Total185739864-71-4

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