Named permanent team captain recognition following senior season... Started at DE and TE... Three-year starter on defensive line... Only member of squad to earn four varsity football letters... Team went 12-2 in 2007, capturing most wins in school history, and advanced to Georgia AAA state semifinals... As a senior DE, contributed 32 solo tackles, 45 total tackles, four QB sacks, nine tackles for loss, an interception and two forced fumbles... Named First Team All-Area... Played in postseason DeKalb County All-Star Game... As a junior, contributed 97 total tackles, including 77 solo stops, to earn All-Area honors... Contributed 57 solo tackles and 85 total tackles as sophomore, helping Bulldogs to 9-3 record and second round of 3A playoffs... Also earned three letters as thrower in track and field.
Paul Taylor Loftley... Son of Paul and Sandra Loftley... Born Nov. 7, 1989... Has an older sister, Shari... Dad is supervisor at MARTA public transit system; mom is a physical therapist... Honors student... Works on school's yearbook staff... Named Chamblee's "most humorous" senior... Worked two summers at Six Flags Over Georgia theme park... Enjoys acting and dancing.
CHAMBLEE HEAD COACH JIM SHOWFETY
"Taylor is just a very solid, all-around young man. As a first-year head coach at Chamblee, I can say without question that Taylor was an excellent leader for our team.
"He also sacrificed a great deal for our team. We changed to a 4-3 defense and Taylor did my staff a favor by moving from his former interior position to defensive end. It says a lot about Taylor's character that he'd make the position switch.
"He had a very solid year for us at defensive end and as a blocking tight end. Taylor brings excellent quickness and strength to the field, especially for a guy his size."