Taylor Malm discovered Northwestern through a friend’s father and has been very grateful ever since. Malm is a senior this year and has been playing running back for the Red Raiders for the past four years.
Malm began his football career when he was 10 years old in California. His continued love for football made finding a college easier as long as he found a school where he could play. “The coaches showed a lot of interest, opened that door and I went through it,” Malm said.
This spring Malm will be graduating with a degree in Exercise Science. “The body in general is something amazing and I just wanted to see how it worked,” Malm said , regarding his reasons for choosing this major.
In his years at NW, Malm has learned “a lot of dedication, hard work and staying disciplined because it’s always classes then football, and I had to find time to do homework.”
Malm has learned some other valuable life lessons. “Teamwork was a big one in football. The coaches always wanted us to develop our faith, which is a big part also.”
Malm gives this advice to his fellow teammates and scholars: “Enjoy the moment; it goes by fast. Don’t have any regrets. You don’t want to look back and say, ‘I wish I would have done that.’ ”
Future plans are still up in the air for Malm. “I thought about joining the military. My ultimate goal is to get into the fire department back home.” Malm hopes to join the Air Force and get involved with the medical aspect, which would help with working for the fire department.