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#93 Austin Taps
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mahopac, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
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Career Accolades: 2012 Ivy League champion ... 2013 honorable mention All-Ivy.

2014: Played in seven games ... Limited due to injury ... Finished with 12 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... Had three tackles against No. 6 Villanova (Sept. 27) ... Season-high five tackles at Dartmouth (Oct. 4) ... Added three tackles and forced a fumble against No. 17 Harvard (Nov. 15).

2013: Honorable Mention All-Ivy ... Played and started nine games ... Missed one game due to injury ... Finished seventh in the Ivy League and second on the team with five sacks ... Finished with 26 tackles (19 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups ... Had a tackle in every game he played, including a season-high five in win over Dartmouth (Oct. 5) ... Added four tackles and season-best two sacks at William & Mary (Oct. 12). 

2012: Played in three games for the Ivy League champions ... Registered his first career tackle against William & Mary (Oct. 6) ... Also played at Yale (Oct. 20) and in Homecoming win over Brown (Oct. 27).

Archbishop Stepinac HS: Four-year letterwinner ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Team won the 2010 league title with a perfect 12-0 record ... Named league Defensive Player of the Year, Long Island/Westchester Player of the Year, New York Daily News Player of the Year, Journal News LoHud Player of the Year, and MSG Varsity Player of the Year as a senior ... 2011 first-team all-county, all-suburban, all-league and all-metro ... Named third-team all-state and first-team all-league as a junior ... 2010 New York Daily News second-team All-Borough ... 2010 MSG Varsity first-team all-region ... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and won the 2009 league title ... "Golden Dozen" Scholar Athlete ... Volunteer at BOCES.

Personal: Son of Kim and Rob Taps ... Father ran track and cross country at Long Island University ... Mother played basketball at Brooklyn College ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Career Stats:

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblkqbh
2012 3 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 9 19 7 26 8.0 2 0 1 0 0
2014 7 6 6 12 0.5 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 25 14 39 8.5 2 1 1 0 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2012 3 0 0 0.0 0
2013 9 4 2 5.0 34
2014 7 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 19 4 2 5.0 34

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