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Taylor Stubblefield, a former consensus All-American and an NCAA record-setting wide receiver during his playing days, is in his second season as Utah’s receivers coach.
In eight overall seasons as a receivers coach at the NCAA level, Stubblefield has acquired a diverse geographical coaching portfolio, having worked in the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest and Rocky Mountain region.
The Yakima, Wash., native’s coaching timeline began at Central Washington in 2007, followed by stints at Eastern Michigan (as a graduate assistant in 2008), Illinois State (2009-10), Central Michigan (2011), New Mexico (2012) and Wake Forest (2013).
In his first season at Utah in 2014, he coached senior wideouts Kaelin Clay—later selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay—and Dres Anderson, who was invited to camp by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent.
In 2013 at Wake Forest, his leading receiver, Michael Campanaro, was named second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference and was a seventh-round NFL draft pick. While at Central Michigan, Stubblefield coached three third-team all-Mid-American Conference receivers in Titus Davis, Courtney Williams and Cody Wilson. Davis was a Phil Steele Freshman All-American.
In his two years at Illinois State, Stubblefield mentored three all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorees, including first-team wide-out Eyad Salem. Salem set a school record for receptions in a season with 92. Stubblefield also had two receivers named to the MVFC all-Newcomer team during his time at Illinois State.
Stubblefield was a 2004 consensus All-American at Purdue and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. His 316 career receptions from 2001-04 set an NCAA record (since broken) and his 3,629 career receiving yards ranks second in Big Ten Conference history. His 16 touchdown receptions in 2004 set a Purdue single-season record.
His performance against Washington State in the 2001 Sun Bowl, when he had nine receptions for 196 yards, two touchdowns and 244 all-purpose yards earned him a spot on the Sun Bowl’s 75th anniversary team. After college, Stubblefield spent the 2005-06 seasons in the professional ranks with the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Bachelor’s in organizational leadership and supervision