Data Scout Notes: 2013: NA...(+) Coming off Sept 2013 Foot/Toe INJ...PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/PUnitas/PManning/TSXPMVP/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stC/2ndM...POBrien...2011: NA/PManning/POBrien/PMaxwell...2010: ROY/HMC
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12/30/13 - Nebraska QB Martinez, DE Moss to miss Gator Bowl...Quarterback Taylor Martinez's career is over at Nebraska. Coach Bo Pelini said Friday that the injured senior will not play in the Gator Bowl against Georgia on Wednesday, CBSSports.com reported. Defensive end Avery Moss also will miss the game to attend to a personal matter and Cornhuskers reserves Jared Afalva, Richard Wynne and Ishmail Jackson were suspended for violations of team rules. Martinez last played in a loss at Minnesota on Oct. 26. That was his only action after he suffered a foot injury against UCLA in the third game of the season. Pelini said in November that Martinez was unlikely to return this year.
The California native had started since he was a redshirt freshman. In 2012, Martinez led the Big Ten in passing efficiency and rushed for 1,019 yards in leading Nebraska to the Big Ten championship game. This season, he was off to another good start, passing for nine touchdowns and one interception in the first three games before the injury. Moss played in all 12 regular-season games this season and was second on the team in sacks with 4.5. Afalva, a linebacker, played sparingly in four games. Wynne and Jackson, both wide receivers, did not have a catch this year. - The Sports Xchange
11/11/13 - Pelini: Taylor Martinez (foot) might not return this season...Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez has been limited by a foot issue for most of the season, appearing in just one game since first suffering the injury against UCLA on Sept. 14. According to Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini, the injury could prevent the senior quarterback from making a return to the field this season. Martinez missed three games before returning to the lineup at Minnesota on Oct. 26.. Nebraska's offensive struggles in that 34-23 loss -- the only conference loss of the season thus far -- were not the fault of Martinez alone, but he did complete just 16 of 30 passes for 139 yards while recording eight rushing attempts for 16 yards.
With Martinez sidelined, the quarterback duties have been handled by primarily by freshman Tommy Armstrong, with Ron Kellogg III filling in and delivering one of the most memorable moments of the season for Huskers fans. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
11/11/13 - Martinez's Nebraska career may be over...Injured Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez might never play another game for the Cornhuskers. Martinez, a senior, has missed the past two games and five of the past six with a variety of injuries, and an injury to Martinez's foot is the current problem that may not allow him to return this season. When coach Bo Pelini was asked on Monday whether Martinez would play again this season, he said, according to the Detroit Free Press, "I don't know if the chances are real good."
In fact, ESPN's Joe Schad reported that Martinez might need six to eight months to recover from the injury located between Martinez's second and third toes. Martinez has been the Nebraska starter since his freshman year and he holds school records for career total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. has started five games in Martinez's place and is expected to start Saturday's pivotal game against No. 16 Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 in the Big Ten). Nebraska is 7-2 overall, 4-1 in the conference. - The Sports Xchange
11/11/13 - It appears Nebraska's Taylor Martinez has played his last snap for the Cornhuskers. Martinez's father, Casey Martinez, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Monday night that the senior quarterback has a "debilitating injury" near the ball of his left foot that could take until February or March to heal fully. "Taylor's injury happened in week one and after several months of rehab we have discovered that the more he does on it the worse that it gets," Casey Martinez wrote. "Very, very unfortunate location and aggravating injury that can't be toughed out. "This is a nightmare way to finish your college career, by getting this kind of injury in the first week of the season, which essentially has cost Taylor his whole senior season as well as many team and personal goals."
Casey Martinez wrote that he has spoken to a foot specialist who works with elite athletes but did not recall the medical term for his son's injury. Coach Bo Pelini originally called the injury a turf toe, but has described it as a sprain the past two weeks. Taylor Martinez has not spoken to reporters since the Oct. 26 loss at Minnesota. - AP Sports
10/28/13 - Taylor Martinez missed three games because of a toe injury and Nebraska won all three. The senior quarterback returned Saturday against Minnesota and the Cornhuskers were upset 34-23 in Minneapolis. Coach Bo Pelini didn't pin the loss on Martinez, but the rust from not playing in a game for almost a month was evident. He was off target on some throws, including a potential touchdown pass near the end of the first half, and finished 16 of 30 for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception. "Taylor was the least of our problems," Pelini said. "The inconsistency we had up front, we didn't get into a rhythm. We weren't very good on early downs, which hurt us. And the amount of dropped passes we had was inexcusable. Those kill drives."
Martinez wasn't able to utilize his running ability, either. He gained just 16 yards on eight carries. "Right now I just have to feel good enough to tolerate it, and I felt good enough to tolerate it," Martinez said. "I felt good out there running. We just didn't execute very well on both sides of the ball." - The Sports Xchange