|Hometown:||San Jose, CA|
|High School:||Evergreen Valley HS|
|Previous College:||El Camino College|
EL CAMINO COLLEGE
Derion Taylor spent one season (2011-12) at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... was the 2011 CCCAA triple jump champion ... earned All-State accolades under coach Kevin Hughley and was named team captain ... earned his associate of arts degree in liberal arts in 2012 with a 3.5 grade point average.
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
Taylor spent one season (2010) at College of San Mateo in San Mateo, Calif. ... was a triple jumper under the guidance of former Matador track and field standout Ryan Beckwith ... was the 2010 NorCal champion and the Bulldogs won the NorCal team title.
EVERGREEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track & field and football at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, Calif. ... earned track team MVP honors as a triple jumper and high jumper for the Cougars and coach John Hubbs ... won the CCS triple jump championship with a leap of 47-11 ... graduated in 2009.
Born September 9, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... mother is Gina Contreras ... has one brother, Victor and three sisters, Valerie, Jordan and Jeonna ... favorites include the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver DeSean Jackson, actors Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis, ESPN and the movie "Higher Learning" ... says he chose Cal State Northridge because of the "great campus and diversity" ... praying while stretching is a pre-meet ritual ... major is Film Production.