It looks like Cam Taylor-Britt is going to be starting for Nebraska for the foreseeable future, and he is already among the national leaders in one key category.
Unfortunately, Taylor-Britt’s starting role comes at a cost. It was announced Monday that safety Deontai Williams will be out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery following an injury he sustained in Week 1. Taylor-Britt started in Williams’ spot against Colorado and is likely to continue doing so moving forward.
Though just a sophomore, Taylor-Britt looks primed to take on the increased role. There are certainly bound to be some growing pains along the way, but he already is tied for the national lead in forced fumbles.
Through two games, CFBStats.com has credited Taylor-Britt with three forced fumbles. That number has him tied with Fresno State’s Justin Rice and Florida State’s Hamsah Nasirildeen for the most in the country.
Obviously, Taylor-Britt will need to do more than just force fumbles to be effective, but it is a good sign as he assumes a larger role with Nebraska’s defense. He also has six tackles and an interception on the season.