I remember Alan Taylor well. In fact, just the other day I was talking to my
boys and mentioned him as one of the better big men I have ever seen play at
BYU, not knowing that he would soon by gone. It was a shock to see this article
just now.God bless his family and comfort them at this difficult
As a student at BYU in the mid to late 70's, I really enjoyed watching Alan
play. Thanks for all you did for BYU!Sad to have some of the
athletes I grew up with (Todd Christensen and now Alan Taylor) leave us at such
a young age. Wishing the best for his family and loved ones.
One of the best lines from Alan Taylor was when he got a technical during one of
the Utah games. He and Tom Chambers were banging on each other in the post and
the ref called Taylor for a foul. He said to the refs something like, come on
this is a mans game!Condolences to his family and friends.
Alan improved markedly every year. I really respected that. God
bless his lives ones.
"Where would they be without Alan Taylor!" I remember those words from a
sportscaster during an NCAA Tournament game. All of the other players were cold
as could be and Taylor kept getting rebounds and putting it back up and in. He
was the only who didn't seem intimidated. He carried the team that day.
Some great memories from when I was at BYU. Sad that he was so young. My
condolences to his family.
Pray for his family. We need more like him.
I was grateful to see your name on the byline, Dick, because I knew that you
would cover this story in a more personal and intimate way than others could.
I remember Alan from my freshman year, 1977-78. He was tough and
tenacious.As others have mentioned, he was still very young. It's
great to hear that he joined the church and became a bishop. My prayers
and condolences to the family.
Condolences and Best Wishes to his family. I remember Alan pretty well from
being on the sidelines in those years as a photographer. Nice guy.
Another BYU legend passes on to join Cosic, Christensen, Garrick, and others who
have departed altogether too soon. Take care, big fella, and thanks for the