Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Taylor Martinez has made the Nebraska Hall of Fame alongside several others that were among the best of the best.
It might be a bit easy to forget the kind of numbers that Taylor Martinez put up when he was in his prime. However, it appears those that submit the ballots for the Nebraska Cornhuskers Hall of Fame didn’t forget those eye-popping numbers.
That’s why the former Nebraska football quarterback is among six new inductees to that Hall of Fame. Defensive tackle David Clark, linebacker Troy Dumas, punter Sam Koch, defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and offensive guard Spencer Long were inducted alongside Martinez.
There was also a pair of former Nebraska Cornhuskers from the Legends category in former head coach W.C. “King” Cole and quarterback Leon G. Warner.
Among those inducted, Taylor Martinez stood out because of the electric player he was for former head coach Bo Pelini. Huskers.com laid out why he made the cut.
"Martinez led Nebraska to more than 30 wins as a starting quarterback during his Husker career. Martinez was a first-team All-Big Ten pick as a junior in 2012, when he set a Nebraska season record with 3,890 yards of total offense and accounted for 33 touchdowns. A two-time team captain, Martinez was a freshman All-American and Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2010. Martinez finished his career with more than 10,000 yards of total offense."
RIP to former Nebraska Cornhuskers player
Former defensive lineman David Walline died on Saturday at age 74.
Walline joined the Nebraska football team in 1967 after growing up in Ypsilanti, Michigan and ended his playing career as a key member of NU’s 1970 national championship team. Walline earned Academic All-American and first-team All-Big Eight honors as a senior alongside an All-American honorable mention selection.
As a defensive tackle, Walline amassed 100 career tackles before he pursued a career in dentistry.
Nebraska baseball steals one from Creighton
Colin Nowaczyk was all set to commit to the Creighton Bluejays before he apparently had a change of heart. In his junior season with Elkhorn North, Nowaczyk posted a 9-0 record and a 0.39 ERA. He added 72 strikeouts in 54.1 innnings.
Now he’s a member of the Nebraska Baseball 2024 commitment class.