Cam Taylor continued to grow during his true freshman season, flashing promising potential while appearing in 10 games. A converted high school quarterback, Taylor contributed on both defense and special teams, totaling 12 tackles, including eight on defense. Taylor's play-making ability was on display in the Husker secondary, as he had three pass breakups on the season. He also recovered a fumble as a member of Nebraska's punt coverage team.
Taylor was the lone true freshman to see action on defense in the season opener against Colorado, recording his first career tackle. He then recovered a fumbled punt against Troy, setting up a Husker field goal. At No. 19 Michigan, Taylor recorded his second career tackle and first on special teams. After missing the Purdue game, Taylor returned with a two-tackle performance - the first multi-tackle game of his career - at No. 16 Wisconsin that also included the first pass breakups of his career. The next week at Northwestern, Taylor had another breakup and a solo tackle. He saw significant action in the secondary against Minnesota and posted a career-high three tackles. Taylor again saw significant playing time the next week against Bethune-Cookman, matching his career high with three tackles. Taylor made an impact in Nebraska's win over Michigan State with a critical pass breakup on third down in the third quarter of the Huskers' come-from-behind victory. He added a tackle on kickoff coverage in the final game of the season at Iowa.
Before Nebraska (Park Crossing HS)
Taylor is a member of the Husker secondary, but he was one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the state of Alabama in 2017. The versatile athlete was recruited by most programs as a defensive back or athlete, but he also received interest for his offensive abilities.
Taylor put up huge numbers for Park Crossing High School and Coach Smitty Grider as a senior in 2017. Taylor amassed 2,496 yards of total offense and accounted for 30 total touchdowns, throwing for 1,466 yards and 16 touchdowns and adding 1,030 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. His play helped the Thunderbirds to a 10-2 record and the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Following the season, Taylor was named an athlete on the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All State First Team.
A three-star recruit, Taylor was listed among the nation’s top 60 athletes in the 247Sports Composite rankings, while ESPN listed him among the nation’s top 80 wide receiver prospects. Taylor also visited Auburn and held more than a dozen scholarship offers.