Aaron Taylor (1994-97)

Aaron Taylor (67) was overlooked by several colleges before he landed at NU. He made his name known, winning the 1997 Outland Award and other awards. 

Aaron Taylor is headed to the Hall of Fame.

The Nebraska great and one of the most dominating offensive linemen in school history was named to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation, NU announced Monday morning.

Taylor won three national championships in Lincoln and in 1997 won the Outland Trophy.

The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was twice named a first-team All-American, first as a junior center in 1996 and then again as a senior left guard. That made him the first player in school history to win first-team All-American honors at multiple positions.

NU went 49-2 in Taylor's tenure and he never lost a conference game, finishing with a 30-0 mark.

Taylor is the fourth Hall of Famer from the mid-1990s title teams, joining head coach Tom Osborne, quarterback Tommie Fraizer and defensive lineman Grant Wistrom.

Taylor will be the sixth NU player inducted in the past 12 years, joining Frazier (2011), Wistrom (2009), Trev Alberts (2015), Will Shields (2011) and Mike Rozier (2006). 

The induction ceremony is slated for Dec. 4 in New York City. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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