The 4-1-1 with Steve Taylor

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by University Communications

Name: Steve Taylor

Address: Lincoln, Neb.

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

Years played at Nebraska: 1985-89

Professional Career: Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders (Grey Cup), Hamilton Tiger Cats, Ottawa Roughriders, all of the Canadian Football League

Honors: First-Team All-American (1987), First-Team All-Big Eight (1987, 1988), several conference and national Player-of-the-Week honors, selected for East-West Shrine Bowl (1989), selected in 12th round of the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts

Family: Wife:Stephanie; Daughters: Sydney (12), Skylar (9), Samantha (5)


One of Nebraska’s most prolific quarterbacks, Steve Taylor wrote the school’s record books during his time as a Husker, in both rushing and passing statistics. 


He was the only player to score a touchdown in Nebraska’s 7-3 victory over Oklahoma in 1988, which snapped the Sooners’ 31-game Big Eight win streak and helped the Huskers earn an outright Big Eight title and an Orange Bowl berth for the first time in five years. 


After graduation, Taylor was drafted into the pros, and spent several years in the Canadian Football League.  He retired in 1997, and—then what? 


Get the inside info with Husker 411 with Steve Taylor.


Who is Steve Taylor?

I am a loving father and husband, avid golfer and am active in the community.


What’s the most significant personal achievement or event that’s happened in your life since you left Nebraska?

Eight years of the CFL playing in three Grey Cups and winning one championship.  Married 15 years to Stephanie and have three beautiful girls, Sydney, 12, Skylar, 9, and Samantha, 5.  I have a Real Estate business in Lincoln, where I have been a top producer for the last 10 years.


What’s the one thing you learned through your student-athlete experience at Nebraska that’s helped you the most?

Hard work, integrity, tenacity and being committed to whatever you are trying to accomplish.


What are you doing now?

I am a Real Estate Professional with Home Real Estate in Lincoln.  My web site is


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