May 10, 2012 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos
(Edmonton) With seven CFL seasons, six with Edmonton, and one Grey Cup ring to his credit, long snapper Taylor Inglis announced his retirement today.
Inglis was the Esks' long snapper from (2005-2009) and spent the 2010 season with Winnipeg. Taylor has played a career total of 105 games and four playoff games and he played a large role in Edmonton's special teams; he recorded 26 special teams tackles in his CFL career.
In making the announcement, Taylor Inglis says, "It's not often you get to live out your dream, but I've been able to do that playing for the Edmonton Eskimos. I'm so grateful to my family, friends, teammates and the entire Eskimo organization for their support during my time with the club."
The Edmonton native played junior football with the Edmonton Wildcats in 2004 after spending time with the University of Alberta Golden Bears. He learned the skill of long snapping from his dad, Gerry, who handled that chore for the Blue Bombers back in 1978-79.
Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed says, "Taylor was a consummate Eskimo. As a native Edmontonian, I know it meant a great deal for him to play for his hometown team. The entire organization wishes him the very best for the future."
Following the 2009 season, Inglis was released and spent the 2010 season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He returned to Edmonton in 2010 in exchange Edmonton traded their 5th and 6th round picks to Winnipeg.