Former Nebraska QB Zac Taylor was promoted to quarterbacks coach by the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced on Tuesday.
Taylor — who left Nebraska holding multiple passing records, including the NU record for passing touchdowns in a season with 26 — joined Rams coach Sean McVay's staff as an assistant wide receivers coach in 2017. He is now entering his sixth season coaching in the NFL.
“Zac’s promotion is a testament to him and the coaches that we have in place as well as our desire as an organization to build and grow from within,” McVay said in a statement. “He has a clear understanding of our offense and we’re confident in his ability to coach this group at a high level and that his transition into the role will be seamless.”
The Rams' season ended Saturday with a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC Wild Card game.
In 2017, Taylor assisted a receiving corps that concluded with four players with 500-plus receiving yards (Cooper Kupp, Todd Gurley, Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins).
Taylor was also a member of the 2017 Nebraska Football Hall of Fame class.
Prior to joining Los Angeles, Taylor held offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coaching roles at the University of Cincinnati (2016) and the Miami Dolphins (2012-15). Taylor served as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator and primary play-caller in the second half of the 2015 campaign.
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There has been at least one former Husker on a Super Bowl roster for 24 straight years, the longest streak in the nation. Some players like Neil Smith, Grant Wistrom and Scott Shanle played big roles in the Super Bowl, while other years the streak was kept alive by players on the practice squad or injured reserve. Here's a look back at all the ex-Nebraska players on Super Bowl rosters dating back to the streak's start during the 1993 season.