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Taylor Martinez | Quarterback

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200

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Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez ran between a 4.28 and 4.35 forty at Nebraska's pro day, reports Sean Callahan of
T-Mart also jumped 39 inches in the vertical, performed a 10'9'' broad jump and burst to a 3.81 second shuttle time. That's an otherworldly QB forty time, but of course Martinez doesn't have the gun to be an NFL QB. Casey Martinez, the quarterback's father, said earlier this winter that his son is open to other positions. His performance in Lincoln today will give scouts something to dream on. Thu, Mar 6, 2014 06:59:00 PM

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Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez will likely miss the next six to eight weeks while recovering from a foot injury.

ESPN's Joe Schad calls it a "debilitating" injury, and that it will not heal without rest. This could end the longtime starter's career with the Cornhuskers. We doubt Martinez makes it as a quarterback, and his transition to another position will be very difficult.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez suffered a hip pointer against Minnesota.

Martinez cannot stay healthy this season. The senior quarterback just returned from a toe injury, but promptly suffered this new ailment. "I'm not going to sit here and play this game all year long," head coach Bo Pelini said. "(Redshirt freshman) Tommy (Armstrong) was the starter [Sunday], and that's the way it's going to be until further notice."
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez suffered a hip pointer in Saturday's 34-23 loss at Minnesota.

Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong will once again move into the starting lineup. Martinez did not practice on Sunday and coach Bo Pelini said Armstrong would have started had the Huskers played on Monday. "I'm not going to sit here and play this game all year long," Pelini said when asked about this weekend's starter. "Tommy was the starter (Sunday), and that's the way it's going to be until further notice."
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 06:33:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez expects to play and start against Minnesota on Saturday.

Martinez is dealing with a toe injury, sitting out all of October while recovering. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong has filled in admirably for Martinez. We have no clue where the senior fits at the NFL level, if at all.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez (toe) will be a game-time decision on Saturday against Minnesota.

Huskers coach Bo Pelini said last week that he was optimistic Martinez would return in time to play against the Gophers. The senior quarterback suffered a turf toe injury on October 14 and has not played since. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong has led Nebraska to a 3-0 record in Martinez's absence.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez is "really close" to returning to the field, according to head coach Bo Pelini.

Pelini added he is optimistic that Martinez would be ready for next Saturday's game against Minnesota. The senior quarterback suffered a turf toe injury on October 14 and has not played since.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:27:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Illinois.

The turf toe injury forced Martinez out of the last game against South Dakota State, ending his 32 game starting streak. The Huskers were on a bye last week, so it is telling that Martinez is still dealing with the injury. "It’s still to be determined," coach Bo Pelini said. "I think he’s getting closer to being 100 percent. He’s feeling a lot better." Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong and senior Ron Kellogg III played in his absence.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez will not practice until he is 100 percent, according to head coach Bo Pelini.

"We're not going to put Taylor back out there in practice until he's 100 percent. He's not 100 percent yet," Pelini said. "He's improving. He's improving daily." Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong started and shared time with senior Ron Kellogg in last weekend's win.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Nebraska expects to have senior QB Taylor Martinez back for the game against Illinois, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Martinez missed last weekend's action due to turf toe, but the Cornhusker quarterback should be available for the school's Big Ten opener. Tyler Armstrong started in Martinez's absence and threw for 169 yards and a touchdown.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez is dealing with turf toe and his status for Saturday's game against South Dakota State is questionable.

"We’re going to make sure he’s 100 percent and feeling good," head coach Bo Pelini noted. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. or senior Ron Kellogg would start in his place, and it is unlikely the team needs Martinez to win the game. The senior has completed 66 percent of his passes and thrown nine touchdowns compared to one interception.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez insists his left shoulder is fine and he will play against Southern Miss.

Martinez suffered the injury during the third quarter against Wyoming, but never left the game. He completed 17 of 22 attempts for 155 yards, three touchdown passes and one pick. He also rushed for 80 yards. "It was the first time I got hit in eight or nine months," Martinez said. "After this week I should be perfectly fine."
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said senior QB Taylor Martinez is "not even close to what his potential is."

Pelini loves Martinez's athleticism and arm strength, but states the obvious with regards to the signal caller's faulty mechanics. "Being a great quarterback comes back to not just the talent thing, it's not just the fundamentals and the technique issues, but it comes down to decision-making and efficiency at the quarterback position and making the offense work for you, and I think he's understanding that," Pelini said. "I think he grew in that area last year and there's still a lot more room for growth. ... He made some big changes in his throwing motion and really his footwork and shoulder angle."
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez is working with acclaimed QB coach Steve Calhoun this offseason.

This is the second offseason the pair has worked together, and Martinez's improvement in the passing game was apparent at times last season. Specifically, Calhoun his working on Martinez's right plant leg and believes it is the key to "maintaining balance in his throwing stance and achieving maximum accuracy."
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Nebraska junior QB Taylor Martinez threw five touchdown passes while completing 26-of-34 passes for 354 yards in the Cornhuskers' win over Southern Miss.

Martinez has never been known as an accurate, efficient quarterback, but he certainly was against Southern miss. The junior worked with coach Steve Calhoun this offseason, who said Martinez had regressed as a passer since high school. Well something must have changed, because Martinez's motion and footwork looked much improved. We look forward to seeing him progress through the season.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 12:52:00 PM