Hailing from California, Monte Taylor transferred to the University of Cincinnati after showcasing his talents at El Camino Community College. Playing defensive line, Taylor was a member of a Bearcats team that won the Liberty Bowl in 2011, defeating Vanderbilt by a score of 31-24. Following college, Taylor had a brief stint with the Philadelphia Eagles before signing with the Seattle Seahawks. After his time with the Seahawks, Taylor was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. In 2017, Taylor spent time in the Spring League with Fort Valley.