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Willie Taggart Jr. signs to play at Florida Atlantic, for Willie Taggart

The elder Taggart, who was fired as Florida State coach after less than two years, enters his first season with the Owls.
In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, then-Florida State head football coach Willie Taggart watches an NCAA college basketball game with his son's Jackson and Willie, Jr. in Tallahassee. [MARK WALLHEISER  |  AP]
In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, then-Florida State head football coach Willie Taggart watches an NCAA college basketball game with his son's Jackson and Willie, Jr. in Tallahassee. [MARK WALLHEISER | AP]
Published Feb. 5
Updated Feb. 5

BOCA RATON — Willie Taggart landed Willie Taggart.

Florida Atlantic announced that quarterback Willie Taggart Jr. signed with the Owls on Wednesday — meaning he will play for his father, the new FAU coach.

Taggart Jr. was the first player to submit his letter to FAU once signing day began Wednesday. He announced his commitment to the Owls last month.

The younger Taggart is a dual-threat player who helped Florida High reach the state Class 3A championship game this past season, after piling up nearly 3,100 combined rushing and passing yards with a total of 30 touchdowns.

The elder Taggart is entering his first season at FAU. He was fired after less than two years at Florida State in November.

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