Posted December 27, 2013

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez out for Gator Bowl

Taylor Martinez (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Taylor Martinez had 56 passing and 31 rushing touchdowns over his career at Nebraska. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Nebraska senior quarterback Taylor Martinez will not play in the Gator Bowl against Georgia due to a foot injury, reports’s Jeremy Fowler.

According to the report, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Friday that Martinez will not be healthy enough to play in the game.

Martinez has not played since the Huskers’ 34-23 loss to Minnesota on Oct. 26, when he completed only 16 of his 30 passing attempts and had 16 yards rushing.

He only played in four games this season, completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 667 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.

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When are Nebraska fans going to admit that the day Pelini went ape $hi+ on Martinez 3 years ago on national television was the beginning of the end for Husker football?  At the time, Martinez was more popular than anybody in the state of Nebraska and Pelini was jealous.  Pelini hasn't recruited a top player since that incident.