AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)—Enters the fall listed second on the depth at placekicker and third at punter. He made good on his only field goal try in major spring scrimmage action (a 44-yard boot in the spring game), but emerged as a viable candidate at punter, averaging 38.0 for six kicks in scrum action with better numbers in daily drills.
2005 (Soph.)—Did not see any game action, but did dress for eight games, including the Champs Sports Bowl. He had a solid spring, as he had plenty of reps as one of just two healthy placekickers; he was 6-of-6 on PAT kicks and 2-of-2 on field goals (39 and 35 yards) in the three full spring scrimmages.
2004 (Fr.)—He did not see any action, but dressed for 11 games including the Houston Bowl and was on the travel squad the last two months of the season after ascending to second on the depth chart due to injuries. He joined the team as a walk-on for preseason practices; he attended CU as a true freshman in 2003-04 but did not try to walk-on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL—A two-year letterman, he connected on 64-of-68 PAT kicks his senior year, as he was perfect on all three of his field goal tries with a long of 38 yards. His junior season he hit 63-of-69 PAT’s and all three of his field goal attempts (long of 41). Under coach Troy Starr, Taft was 13-1 his senior year and 12-3 his junior season; the team was state runner-ups each season. He lists his best prep moment as being able to play in the Los Angeles Coliseum for the state championship. He also lettered twice in soccer at left half, and he scored five goals his senior year.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in business (finance, accounting and entrepreneurship) at Colorado.
PERSONAL—Born February 26, 1985 in Tarzana, Calif. Hobbies include snowboarding and going to the beach. He has been a camp counselor Summer Camp, Score! Educational Center.