A Northwestern sophomore has decided to retire.
Due to neck and back injuries, Taylor has decided to stop playing football, he told Inside NU on Tuesday. Taylor, a 6-foot-4 fullback, missed all of last season due to an ankle injury and suffered another injury during this training camp.
Taylor redshirted in 2013 and appeared in all 12 of the Wildcats games during the 2014 campaign. Pat Fitzgerald found all sorts of ways to use Taylor and he even threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Trevor Siemian. He caught nine passes for 45 yards in 2014, including an 18-yard grab in a win over then-No. 17 Wisconsin.
Taylor was expected to take on a much larger role this season with former “superback” Dan Vitale leaving the program for the NFL.
Inside NU reported that Taylor will remain with the program as a student assistant.