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Darrell Taylor is a contestant from Road Rules: Campus Crawl. He was a winner of The Gauntlet, The Inferno, The Inferno II, Fresh Meat, and Champs vs. Pros, and a finalist on All Stars. He also competed on The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Double Agents, and All Stars 2.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

The Gauntlet

Then: Darrell and Rachel kissed even though Rachel had a girlfriend she cared about back home. In one episode, Shane slapped Darrell and they nearly came to blows -- they later bonded over stripping at a gay bar where Darrell won 2nd prize.

Now: Darrell has been training in boxing for the last three years. He just won the San Francisco Golden Glove competition in the light-heavyweight category. His current winning score is 7-1.

Relationships: He's currently not dating anyone and sees himself more as a player.

Best Known For: His braids and making out with Rachel.

The Inferno

Hottest Pre-Inferno Moment: Hooking up with Rachel from Campus Crawl, who had a girlfriend at the time.

Loose Ends: Darrell is a no-nonsense competitor and is here to do well and not get caught up in all the drama. He is still currently training for boxing, which should make him a strong athlete. Previously competing in The Gauntlet, Darrell is back for round two.

The Inferno II

The Good: Darrell was part of the winning team for The Gauntlet and The Inferno. His boxing training will be sure to have him in tip-top shape for this Challenge.

The Bad: What will Darrell do without his sexual healing from Leah, who he hooked up with in the first Inferno? We're sure he'll find someone new.

The Ugly: Nothing ugly about this dude; he is a no-nonsense competitor who is here to play the game. And if he gets a little booty, well that's just icing on the cake.

Fresh Meat

This Good Guy was part of the winning team for The Gauntlet, The Inferno and The Inferno II. He has won every Challenge he has competed in. This may be due to the boxing training that keeps him in tip-top shape for the Challenges. Darrell got some sexual healing from Leah on The Inferno, but he was sleeping alone on The Inferno II. If he gets a little booty, well, that's just icing on the cake, because he's a no-nonsense competitor who's here to play the game. Unfortunately this win-at-all-costs mentality has made some enemies on recent challenges. Will he be making enemies or makin' whoopee on this Challenge?

The Ruins

Perhaps the most winning man in Challenge history, Darrell has never lost one of these things and does not intend to start now. This hot-blooded boxer likes to stay under the radar until the time is right and then come out swinging. A no-nonsense athlete, Darrell returns to the game in Thailand, hoping to add another win under his belt. Only time will tell if this champion can remain undefeated once taking on the Ruins.

Fresh Meat II

Returning to the game that made him a Challenge legend, Fresh Meat champion Darrell heads to British Columbia in search of his fifth Challenge win. A bloody brawl with Brad sent boxer Darrell home early during The Ruins, but this time Darrell promises that he is focused on the game. Sizing up his competition, Darrell observes, "We got some loons! We got some strange birds here, so it's gonna be fun!" Will this Fresh Meat champion be the front runner? Or will he be the biggest target in the game?

Invasion of the Champions

Darrell is truly a heavy hitter. With four Challenge wins and $243,000 in earnings under his belt, he is second only to the infamous Bananas. This Golden-Glove boxer is getting back in the Challenge ring to take the belt, and the money, home to his family, exclaiming, "There's a lot of pride that comes with this and I'm here to win. I got two kids now and I try to instill in them no fear, and to believe in yourself. I'm doing this for my family." Not only will his biggest rival, Bananas, be standing in his way of triumph, but some of the best competitors in Challenge history will attempt to thwart him at every turn. Will Darrell be able to bob and weave his way through the competition, or will he find himself on the ropes, punching above his weight?

XXX: Dirty 30

Darrell is a two-time Golden Glove boxer with a short fuse. Remember when Brad decided to test Darrell's patience during a drunken rampage on The Ruins? Well, the Real World alum got a taste of just how explosive Darrell can be. No matter how dirty the other players may get, they'd save themselves trouble by steering clear of setting off Darrell. So will the gloves stay on -- or come off -- in Colombia?

Double Agents

Boxing champ and fitness trainer Darrell is a Challenge OG great who won back-to-back-to-back-to-back finals to start his career and has already locked down a reputation as one of the most fearsome competitors around. Despite taking the last few seasons off, Darrell is back and hungrier than ever to take it to the game's new blood and reassert his status as top dog. Even though he is more mature and even-keeled than some of his younger competitors, this married man and proud father will turn on the intensity if his competition gets in his way. His only concern this season is his reputation may mark him an instant target, but if he can make it to a final, no one may have a better chance of coming out on top.

The Gauntlet

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Snake Soup Road Rules SAFE
2 Masquerade SAFE
3 Mud Bath SAFE
4 I Scream SAFE
5 Holey Canoe SAFE
6 Heavyweight Hustle SAFE
7 Sink My Ship SAFE
8 Red Barron SAFE
9 Inferno SAFE
10 Rolling On a River SAFE
11 Turntable SAFE
12 All Or Nothing SAFE
13 Vertical Sweep SAFE
14/15 Dukes of Saturn SAFE
15/16 Gold Rush WINNER

Notes

  • Darrell received $25,555 from the Road Rules team bank account.

The Inferno

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Grope the Rope Road Rules SAFE
2 Bird Feeder WIN
3 Wreck N' Roll SAFE
4 Climbing Wall SAFE
5 Disco Domino Derby SAFE
6 Balls Out SAFE
7 Ultimate Saturn Road Trip SAFE
8 Don't Yank My Chain SAFE
9 Come Sail Away SAFE
10 Bungee Bound SAFE
11 Twist and Shoot SAFE
12 Balcony Swing SAFE
13 Fallen Angels SAFE
14/15 Saturn Valet Ballet SAFE
15/16 Window Washing SAFE
17 Seven Deadly Sins WINNER

Notes

  • Darrell received $32,500 from the Road Rules team bank account.
    • He received an additional $1,000 for completing the "Twist and Shoot" challenge, bringing his total earnings to $33,500.

The Inferno II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Surf Torture Good Guys SAFE
2 Juice It Up SAFE
3 X Marks the Spot SAFE
4 Run For Your Money SAFE
5 Shirt Off My Back SAFE
6 Dodge Yer Balls SAFE
7 Fill in the Gaps SAFE
8 Zip Up SAFE
9 Never Ending Climb SAFE
10 What a Drag SAFE
11 Riddle Me This SAFE
12 Time to Ride SAFE
13 If Memory Serves SAFE
14 Crab Grab WIN
15 Heart Rate Bungee SAFE
16 Montezuma's Revenge WINNER

Notes

  • Darrell received $57,500 from the Good Guys team bank account.

Fresh Meat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
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2 Bush Whacked SAFE
3 Hang On SAFE
4 Jail Break SAFE
5 Climber's Paradise SAFE
6 Rollin' in Oats SAFE
7 Crossed Paths SAFE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak SAFE
9 Swimming With Sharks SAFE
10 Human Ox Pull WIN
11 Batten Down the Hatches SAFE
12 Jump Down Under SAFE
13 Deep Blue EXILE
14 Target Training WIN
15 What a Croc EXILE
16 Miles of Exile WINNER

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
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WIN

Notes

  • Darrell received $125,000 for winning the "Miles of Exile" Final Challenge.
    • He received an additional $1,500 for winning the "Target Training" challenge, bringing his total earnings to $126,500.

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Champions SAFE
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge RUINS
5 Block Party SAFE
6 Fruits of Your Labor SAFE
7 Rotary Club RUINS
8 DQ

Elimination History

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
4 Oh-Ring WIN
7 Crunch WIN

Notes

  • Darrell was disqualified from the game prior to the "On the Fence" challenge due to a physical altercation with Brad.

Fresh Meat II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Dirty Mouth OUT

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
1 Lost and Found OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
5/6 Knockout Champions SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches FORTRESS
8 Curry Up SAFE
9/10 Fallout FORTRESS
10 Crossover SAFE
11/12 X-It SAFE
12/13 Caved In OUT

Elimination History

Episode Fortress Opponent Result
7 Pole Wrestle WIN
9/10 Balls In WIN
12/13 Knot So Fast OUT

Notes

  • Darrell invaded the game prior to the "Knockout" challenge as part of the season's twist.

Champs vs. Pros

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Against the Ropes Champs SAFE
2 Tailgate BBQ SAFE
3/4 Out of Bounds SAFE
4 Keep Your Eye on the Prize WIN
5 Over the Line SAFE
6 No Guts, No Glory WIN
Final Challenge WINNER

Notes

  • Darrell raised $50,000 for March of Dimes for winning the Final Challenge.
    • He raised an additional $5,000 for being the winning team captain of the "Keep Your Eye on the Prize" challenge, bringing his total earnings to $55,000.

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge SAFE
Pink Team SAFE
OUT

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
5 Man Overboard OUT

Double Agents

Challenge History

Episode Mission Partner Result
1 Decryption Amber B. SAFE
2 Ice Spy SAFE
3 Road Kill SAFE
4 Drone Control SAFE
5 Agent Down SAFE
6 Smuggle Run SAFE
7 Aerial Takedown SAFE
8 All Brawl SAFE
9 Interrogation WIN
10 Black Sand Ops SAFE
11/12 Air Lift CRATER
12/13 Survive the Night SAFE
14 Undercover OUT

Elimination History

Episode Operation Opponent Result
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Devin
WIN
14 Snapping Point CoryDAIcon.png
Cory
OUT

Notes

  • Darrell received $5,000 for winning the "Interrogation" challenge.

All Stars

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Deep Blue Dive Silver Team WIN
2 Ancient Challenge History SAFE
3 Melt Away Silver Team WIN
4 On the Ropes Black Team SAFE
Silver Team
5 Connect Em All Copper Team SAFE
6 Escape the Room Silver Team SAFE
7 Rib Cage Pass SAFE
8/9 Final Challenge Jonna SECOND
Jemmye
Ruthie
KellyAnne
Aneesa

Notes

  • Darrell competed in the "On the Ropes" challenge twice due to the uneven number of contestants.

All Stars 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Boarding Party Kendal SAFE
3 Around the Block Black Team WIN
4 Bright Skies SAFE
5 Bounce Back TBD TBD

Post-Challenge

  • Darrell made a surprise appearance during Episode 11 of Vendettas as a Mercenary. He competed in the Ring against Nelson Thomas and the elimination was declared a draw.

Trivia

  • Darrell holds the record for the most consecutive Challenge season wins, with four.
  • Darrell holds the record for the most eliminations avoided in a row, with 33 before being sent in on his fourth season.
  • Darrell and Mark Long share the record for being the oldest male contestants to compete on a Challenge season, having both been 40 during their latest Challenge appearances.
  • Darrell holds the record for competing on the longest span of Challenge seasons by a male contestant, having competed on a span of 30 seasons.
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Champs vs. Pros Contestants
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Double Agents Contestants
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