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Taylor Mehlhaff

Player Profile
Position:
Special Teams Assistant

One of the greatest placekickers in Wisconsin Badgers history, Taylor Mehlhaff enters his first season as a Pitt graduate assistant and will have a specific focus on the Panthers' special teams. Mehlhaff joins Pitt after spending the 2012 season as a special teams quality control assistant at the University of Tennessee.

A four-year letterman at Wisconsin (2004-07), he totaled 295 points during his career, converting 50-of-65 field goals (.769) and 145-of-148 extra points (.980). Mehlhaff remains prominent in the Wisconsin career record book, ranking second in PAT percentage, third in in field goal percentage and fourth in scoring.

As a senior in 2007, Mehlhaff was selected a first team All-American after converting 84% of his field goals (21 of 25). He was twice selected All-Big Ten and earned Wisconsin's Special Teams Player of the Year honor as a junior and senior.

Mehlhaff helped the Badgers to a four-year record of 40-11 (.784), making him a member of the winningest senior class in school history. That record included the 2006 season when Wisconsin went 12-1 and finished with a No. 5 ranking after beating Arkansas, 17-14, in the Capital One Bowl.

Mehlhaff was a sixth-round selection of New Orleans in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played one season with the Saints before signing a futures contract with the Minnesota Vikings for 2009. Mehlhaff played for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League (UFL) in 2010.

A 2008 graduate of Wisconsin with a degree in business management, he founded Taylor Mehlhaff Kicking LLC, which provides kicking, punting and snapping instruction.

Mehlhaff is engaged to Ashlyn Falgout.