Fan favorite Texas A&M football player announces he is stepping away from football

He never got much playing time for Texas A&M football, but he was a guy many fans loved for a different reason.
Jan 2, 2021; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A pair of Texas A&M Aggies helmets on the field after the
Jan 2, 2021; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A pair of Texas A&M Aggies helmets on the field after the / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football: Fan favorite defensive back Bobby Taylor reportedly stepping away from football

There may not have been a more fun time to be a Texas A&M football fan than when the 2022 recruiting class was beginning to really come together. It all started with the Aggies’ victory in the Orange Bowl and that 9-1 season in 2020—the ensuing offseason saw numerous elite prospects make their way to campus for different events, causing the Maroon and White faithful to begin to dream a little bit.

As 2021 got underway, things didn’t start or end quite how Aggie fans wanted—but the middle part of the season was nigh impeccable. From the win over Alabama, to Chris Marshall and Walter Nolen committing before the Auburn game—even though those players are now gone, it was quite the high at the time.

As the story goes, of course, none of that really would have been possible without one man: Bobby Taylor. The defensive back from Katy was an instrumental piece in the class coming together in the way that it did. Taylor wasn’t the highest-rated guy, but he was a real catalyst for several of the commits in the class.

Because of this, Taylor was well-beloved among fans. The phrase “Bobby mic drop,” referencing a gif that Taylor would tweet out every time the Aggies notched a commitment, became common parlance among A&M fans—just as his name became infamous among rival fans, particularly in Austin.

Unfortunately, after some trouble with injury, Taylor has seen the field very little in his time in College Station. Now, reportedly, he plans to step away from the sport for the time being

This is a bummer to hear as a huge fan of the guy, but not altogether unexpected. Given not only the crowded nature of the DB room, but his history with injury and the current scholarship count for the Aggies, you could see a move like this coming.

All the best, Bobby! You will always be well-regarded among Aggie fans—even though the 2022 class didn’t pan out like we expected, A&M fans still appreciate all you did.