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An All-American at two positions, Aaron Taylor helped protect Nebraska quarterbacks Tommie Frazier, Brook Berringer and Scott Frost. He blocked for running backs Ahman Green, Lawrence Phillips, DeAngelo Evans and Joel Makovicka, among others.
The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder from Wichita Falls, Texas, won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman as a senior in 1997. He was on national championship teams in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
Taylor earned All-America honors at center in 1996 before moving to left guard in 1997. During his career, the Huskers were 49-2 (.961) and won four straight bowl games, including three national titles. His No. 67 was retired in 1998.
As a senior, he led the Huskers to a 13-0 record and the school’s third national title in four years, finishing with a then-school record 137 pancake blocks. A co-captain, Taylor helped NU lead the nation in total offense, rushing offense and scoring offense in 1997.
As a junior, Taylor finished with 113 pancake blocks in helping NU rank fourth nationally in scoring, fifth in rushing and 25th in total offense.
After serving as a backup as a freshman, Taylor moved into a starting role in 1995. He helped Nebraska win its second straight national title, helping NU to a No. 2 national ranking in total offense and a then-Big Eight and school-record 52.4 points per game, bettering a mark that had stood in the books since 1983.
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