As co-owner and son of Maxine, Herb Taylor is the creative mind for Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack, acting as marketing director and serving an essential role in the restaurant’s growth.

First known as a local football talent at Hightower High School, Herb was ranked among the top 100 players in Texas, earning a full athletic scholarship to Texas Christian University. After graduating from TCU with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations, he was drafted to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. He spent six successful years in the NFL playing for the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers and the Las Vegas Locomotives. Herb now happily serves as pittmaster, alongside Ray Busch.