At Centennial he passed for over 3,000 yards, including 28 touchdowns with a 61 percent pass completion. Burkhead also scored the game's winning touchdown off a 17-yard run as Martinez finished the game completing 16-of-22 passes for 191 yards with two touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards off 17 carries against the Buckeyes. Nebraska went 10—4 and was ranked No. Nebraska finished the regular season at 10—2, and headed to the for a rematch with unranked, 7—5 Wisconsin. Many sports analysts thought that if he continued to work with Steve Calhoun to improve his passing game in the offseason, he could have been a Heisman trophy candidate in 2013 barring injury.Next
Although Martinez had only completed 56% of his passes in 2011, he was confident that his second season as quarterback for in offense would be better. Wisconsin linebacker tackles Martinez in the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game Leading up to the 2012 season, Martinez was heavily criticized by fans and media for his awkward passing motion and tendency to turn the ball over. He played again in the game, but the pain came back during the second half. The Cornhuskers reached the Big 12 Championship Game to face 12—2, ranked No. The spread option quarterback ran the ball 188 times for 874 rushing yards and scored nine touchdowns in 13 games.Next
Martinez threw for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 2 interceptions including a late-game desperation throw. Martinez ended the day with the second best rushing performance of his career with 205 yards on 17 carries. Martinez wasn't heavily recruited by schools as the only football scholarship offer he received to play quarterback was from Nebraska. Martinez improved statistically, and had nearly 800 more passing yards, 10 more touchdowns, and a 6% higher completion rate than the season before. Martinez had 20 rushes for 61 yards and completed 11-of-22 passes for 176 yards against the Badgers. He set a freshman all-time record for most passing yards and passing touchdowns in a single game for the Huskers. Martinez and his teammates rebounded from the Wisconsin loss, however, by recording the biggest comeback win in history as the Cornhuskers overcame a 27—6 deficit versus.Next
Nebraska was a 10-point favorite heading into the game. Martinez threw touchdown passes of 15 and 14 yards. The 6—1, 205-pound redshirt freshman ran 162 times for 965 yards while running forward and scoring 12 touchdowns. . The 6—1, 200-pound redshirt sophomore led Nebraska to a 9—4 record as the Cornhuskers were nationally ranked No. The undefeated 2008 Huskies team won a state championship and finished the season ranked No.Next
Martinez had another fine passing performance in the next game against Minnesota when he completed 72% of his passes for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions. Martinez and Nebraska had their first experience in the Big Ten as they finished 5—3 in the conference. He also rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season for the first time in his career. However, a bad defensive performance by the Cornhuskers led to a 70—31 loss. His throwing motion improved and no longer appeared to be an issue. Taylor Martinez Free agent Position: Personal information Born: 1990-09-15 September 15, 1990 age 29 Height: 6 ft 1 in 1. Oklahoma edged Nebraska, 23—20, as Martinez struggled to get on track while completing 12-of-24 passes for 143 yards.Next
He had 53 rushing yards on 12 carries against Northwestern. In the game against Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert wasn't convinced of Martinez' improvement. Taylor Martinez about to take a snap against Northwestern in 2011 With a preseason No. Wilson finished 14-of-20 passing for 255 yards with two touchdowns. Taylor also rushed for 750 yards with 12 touchdowns. Nebraska beat Kansas State, 48—13. Martinez' best performance throwing the football in 2011 came in a 28—25 loss to on November 5 as he completed 28-of-37 passes for 289 yards without an interception.
At the University of Washington on September 18, Martinez ran an 80-yard touchdown run on the Husky defense in a 56—21 Husker win. After the loss, the Huskers went on to lose to 7 ranked in the 45—31. Martinez finished the season completing 116-of-196 passing attempts for 1,631 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games. Michigan State was 5—4 heading into the game, but featured the best defense statistically in college football at that point in the season, including the best run defense in the Big Ten. On October 23, in a 51—41 victory against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, he completed 23-of-35 passes for 323 yards that included five touchdown passes with three of those going to wide receiver Brandon Kinnie for 45, nine, and eight yards. Centennial High School finished the 2007 season with a 13—2 record and ranked 24 by. Martinez received multiple awards for his performance and led Centennial to a state championship win and a perfect season 15—0.Next
The injury occurred during the first week of the season against Wyoming. Martinez had touchdown runs of 14, 35, 80, and 41 yards during the contest. Unfortunately, a twisted ankle Martinez suffered back on October 30 in a 31—17 home win over Missouri wound up being a lingering injury. The 2012 Cornhuskers finished the season at 10—4 and Nebraska was ranked No. However, on May 14, it was revealed he failed his physical and his contract was voided.Next
Martinez's Cornhuskers were invited to play the nationally ranked No. Martinez accounted for all 4 of Nebraska's touchdowns, throwing for 2 and running for 2 more. The Sooners defense kept the Husker ground game in check as Nebraska managed just 145 yards off 43 rushes. With 12:45 left to play in the 2nd quarter, Nebraska led 14—7 off 1-yard touchdown runs by Martinez and. Martinez ran 19 times for 112 yards in the contest at. In November Martinez received the 2010 All-Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year award.