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Taylor Hearn (born January 11, 1996) is an American football guard for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Taylor Hearn
No. 62 – Carolina Panthers
Personal information
Born: (1996-01-11) January 11, 1996 (age 23)
Williston, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Williston-Elko
(Williston, South Carolina)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:4
Games started:0
Player stats at


Early life and high schoolEdit

Hearn was born and raised in Williston, South Carolina and attended Williston-Elko High School, where he played football and baseball. He was a starter on both offensive and defensive line for the Blue Devils and served as the team's placekicker.[1] In baseball, Hearn led Williston-Elko in both wins and home runs as a junior.[2] Rated a three-star prospect, Hearn committed to play college football at Clemson over an offer from North Carolina.[3]

College careerEdit

Hearn spent four years at Clemson, redshirting his freshman year. He started 29 games for the Tigers, including all 15 games for the 2016 National Championship team and was named third team All-ACC as a redshirt junior.[4] After graduating in 2017, Hearn decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Hearn signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent April 30, 2018.[6] He was cut by the Panthers at the end of training camp and was subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 2, 2018.[7] Hearn was promoted to the Panthers' active roster on December 6, 2018.[8] Hearn made his NFL debut on December 9, 2018 in a 26-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Hearn played in four games for the Panthers during his rookie season.[9]

Following the season, Hearn was involved in an altercation outside a bar in Augusta, Georgia in which police were called. Hearn was not arrested and apologized for participating in the fight.[10]


  1. ^ Russell, Eric (January 7, 2017). "Williston's Taylor Hearn fits right in with Clemson's physical offensive line". Aiken Standard. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Riccette, Bill (May 6, 2018). "Panthers 2018 undrafted free agent profile: G Taylor Hearn". Panthers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Elliot, Bud (February 18, 2013). "Clemson football recruiting off to strong 2014 start". SB Nation. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Connolly, Matt (August 6, 2018). "How Clemson helped prepare Panthers rookie lineman for the NFL". The State. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Raynor, Grace (December 20, 2017). "Taylor Hearn will declare for NFL Draft". The Post and Courier. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Clemson's Taylor Hearn agrees to free agent deal with Carolina Panthers". Aiken Standard. April 30, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Smith, Bradley (September 2, 2018). "The Panthers have finalized their 2018 practice squad". SB Nation. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Strickland, Bryan (December 6, 2018). "Taylor Hearn replaces fellow rookie guard Brendan Mahon on roster". Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Taylor Hearn Career Game Log". Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Keefper, Scott (March 21, 2019). "Former Clemson lineman Taylor Hearn of the Carolina Panthers apologizes for street fight". The Greenville News. Retrieved May 16, 2019.

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