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College football: Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez releases statement through father, says he's not transferring

January 5, 2011 |  6:05 pm

Taylor_240 Casey Martinez, the father of Nebraska star quarterback Taylor Martinez, just sent along this statement from his son regarding speculation that he might transfer following the season.

There has been much speculation around Taylor, a redshirt freshman who led Nebraska to a 10-win season and at one point was considered a contender for the Heisman Trophy.

Taylor is notoriously quiet and has done nothing to quiet any rumors, which included speculation that he had quit the team mid-season and another that he had plans to transfer.  

But according to this statement, Taylor, who threw for 1,631 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions and ran for 965 yards and 12 touchdowns, will be staying at Nebraska.

"To dismiss any rumors on my thoughts of transferring I'd like to state that I am anxious to get back to Nebraska Sunday evening and look forward to getting healthy and getting my strength and speed back. I also look forward to using these past year's experiences and challenges to help me  become a better all-around person, football player and leader. I feel that with the players that we have coming back, along with the new talent that is coming into the Husker program that we will have great success for many years under [Nebraska coach Bo] Pelini."

-- Baxter Holmes

Photo: Taylor Martinez. Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel / U.S. Presswire.

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