Aaron Taylor, the only Nebraska player to earn All-American status at two positions, was one of 10 players selected for the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 on Monday morning. Taylor was a Huskers center and left guard from 1994-’97.
Taylor led Nebraska to three undefeated seasons that ended in national championships. His senior season, he recorded a then-program record 137 pancake blocks as the Huskers led the nation in total offense, rushing and scoring. Taylor earned the 1997 Outland Trophy, given to the most outstanding interior lineman in the nation.
He registered 337 pancake blocks over his career, which coincided with that of new Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who was a legendary Huskers quarterback. Taylor was drafted in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
Taylor, who is now the 18th Nebraska player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Century Team, Nebraska All-Century Team and the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team. His No. 67 jersey was retired by the Huskers in 1998.