Cliff Taylor’s rodeo career began in the 1950s. Although bull riding was his primary event, he worked every event except saddle bronc riding during his career. Living in tiny Allison, Texas, he competed in regional rodeos in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas – in the early years, around stock contractors Claud Hays, Goat Mayo, and the legendary Beutler Brothers. Because of his scrappy personality and willingness to mount even the meanest bull, the Beutler Brothers often recruited him to try out prospective bulls and horses. In later years, Cliff helped stage rodeos and was a pick-up man for renowned bull rider Charlie Plummer. He was an all-around top cowboy who sought to preserve and honor rodeo history and achievements. His sons, Andy and Monty, are TRCHF inductees.