San Francisco, Calif. - NewsChannel 3 caught up with Hampton native and quarterback for the Buffalo Bills Tyrod Taylor today in San Francisco.
Taylor graduated from Hampton High School and went on to play for Virginia Tech where he helped the team achieve the title of ACC Champions in 2007, 2008, and 2010.
"Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia - down there a lot of people say there's something in the water as far as the athletes," said Taylor. "But, I think it's just competitiveness. Everyone down there competes whether they go off to school out of state, stay in state, you want to be the best that came from your area and thats something that we that we stick with even to this day."
Taylor was initially drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 and became the team's backup quarterback behind Joe Flacco.
At the beginning of the 2015 season, Taylor signed a 3-year contract with the Buffalo Bills and became the team's starting quarterback.
"[It's] something I worked hard for in my career, something that I've prayed for and that finally happened," Taylor said. "It wasnt the best season on a personal note. I did some good things, but I could definitely be better, and I expect to be better moving forward ."
Taylor's positive mindset is the reason why he and many others from Hampton Roads have made it to this level.
"The ultimate goal moving forward is for me and our team to go to the playoffs so thats where we gotta take it."