Former Butler QB Taylor named Miami offensive coordinator

Former Butler QB Taylor named Miami offensive coordinator

Former Butler All-American quarterback Zac Taylor was promoted Monday to offensive coordinator for the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

Taylor, who is in his fourth season with the Dolphins' coaching staff, played one season for Butler at quarterback during the 2004 season after transferring from Wake Forest. Taylor passed for 3,054 yards with 29 touchdowns while leading the Grizzlies to the NJCAA National Championship Game and earning KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year. Taylor, who still holds the Grizzlies school record for most passing yards in a single season, also was named as a second-team NJCAA All-American.

Taylor has spent the last three seasons as Miami's quarterbacks coach, having been named to that position on January 30, 2013. He originally joined the organization as the team's assistant quarterbacks coach on January 30, 2012.

Taylor joined the Dolphins from Texas A&M University, where he served as the offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach. 

Taylor spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being signed as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2007, but was waived prior to the start of training camp. He then joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in the fall of 2007.

The 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year as a quarterback at Nebraska, Taylor passed for more than 2,700 yards on the season and led the Cornhuskers to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game.