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Longview's Bobby Taylor inducted into HS Hall of Fame

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Former Longview Lobo Bobby Taylor is the newest member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.

Taylor was officially inducted in a ceremony in Waco on Saturday.

"I was just so overwhelmed," Taylor said, "It really is a huge honor and it is even better that my family is able to be here and celebrate it with me."

Taylor was a standout at Longview for the 1989, 1990 and 1991 seasons.

He is the only player in the 104 years of Lobo football to have his jersey retired.

Taylor then had an All-American career at Notre Dame before a very successful 11 year stint in the NFL.

Even with all that, Taylor told reporters, his time as a Lobo is what he cherishes the most.

"I know for a fact that my high school career, I know I will cherish that probably even more than the college time at Notre Dame and the years I was in the NFL," said Taylor, "There were guys I grew up with through Elementary and Junior High that I got to play with, so I definitely cherish my high school times more than any other times."

Taylor was not just an incredible football player.

He was also a member of the 1992 State Champion Lobo basketball team and won a gold medal on a relay team at the state track meet.

Taylor was also named a member of the UIL's All-Century Football team in 2009.

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