Bo Pelini: Taylor Martinez unlikely to return for Nebraska Cornhuskers this season
Taylor Martinez’s days at Nebraska might be over.
The Cornhuskers quarterback, who has played in only four games this season thanks to a myriad of injuries, last played in Nebraska’s 34-23 loss to Minnesota. When asked if the banged-up redshirt senior has a chance to see the field again this season, Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini said, “I don’t know if the chances are real good,” according to the Detroit Free Press.
A four-year starter at Nebraska, Martinez holds program records for total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes in a career. During his time in Lincoln, Martinez has thrown for 7,258 yards and 56 touchdowns while rushing for 2,975 yards and 31 more scores. Thanks to an injury-riddled 2013 season, however, the senior has managed only 667 passing yards and 10 touchdowns with 117 rushing yards on 40 carries and no scores.
Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. has stepped in for Martinez for much of this season, throwing for 659 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s also rushed for 166 yards and two scores. Senior Ron Kellogg III has also seen time under center, as the Cornhuskers have kept within a game of Big Ten Legends division leader Michigan State.