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#40 Zach Taylor
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southeast

Honors and Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

2012 Outlook
Sophomore running back Zach Taylor will look to add depth in the Husker backfield in 2012. The 6-0, 205-pound Taylor has been impressive in his time on the practice field, both in spring ball in 2011, as well as during fall practice a year ago. The Lincoln native missed spring ball because of injury, but should be back to full strength by the start of fall practice.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Taylor added depth in the backfield, but did not appear in a game. 

2010 (Redshirt)
Taylor redshirted in his first season in the progam after walking on.

Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)
A second-team Super-State pick at running back by the Lincoln Journal Star, Taylor rushed for 1,205 yards and 12 scores as a senior helping the Knights reach the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs. Taylor was also a standout on defense where he was a first-team Class A pick by the Omaha World-Herald as a defensive back. Taylor also returned kickoffs for Southeast and averaged 38 yards per return, including one for a 95-yard score.

Personal
Zach is the son of Monte and Shelley Taylor, and he was born on May 9, 1992. Taylor is majoring in business administration. Taylor was twice named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, as well as school and hospital outreach visits.