Honors & Awards
» 2013 Nebraska Scout Team Offensive MVP
Sophomore running back Adam Taylor will make his long-awaited Nebraska debut in 2015. The 6-2, 210-pound Taylor missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a leg injury early in fall camp. He was back to full strength for spring ball and is poised to contend for action among a deep and talented group of Nebraska running backs. Taylor is a physical runner who has the ability to pound the ball between the tackles while having enough speed to be a big-play threat.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Taylor suffered a leg injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season. He resumed running drills late in the fall.
Taylor redshirted in his first season and earned Offensive Scout Team MVP honors.
Before Nebraska (Katy HS)
Taylor posted prolific rushing numbers during his prep career at Katy High School in the Houston area, and helped the school to a Class 5A state title in 2012. Taylor ran for 2,754 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior, leading Coach Gary Joseph’s team to a 16-0 record and a Class 5A Division 2 state title. Katy was regarded as one of the nation’s top 20 teams following its championship season. Taylor was at his best in the state title run, first rushing 40 times for 226 yards in the state semifinals against Cibolo Steele. In the state title victory over Cedar Hill at AT&T Stadium, Taylor ran 30 times for 276 yards and five touchdowns.
Taylor was named the Houston Chronicle’s Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year, and was the OldCoach.com Class 5A State MVP. Taylor was also an honorable-mention Class 5A Texas all-state selection.
Taylor missed nearly all of his junior year because of injury, rushing just 20 times for 106 yards. As a sophomore, Taylor helped the team to a 13-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. He was the District 19-5A Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,553 yards and 18 touchdowns. Taylor ranked among the nation’s top 250 overall prospects and top 25 running backs by Rivals.com and in the 247 Sports composite rankings. Taylor had dozens of offers before choosing Nebraska, including Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Wisconsin.
The son of Barry and Fedora Taylor, Adam was born on July 19, 1995. He is a business administration major. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local community rec center outreach events.