Taylor Morin, Wake Forest


Wake Forest University wide receiver Taylor Morin, a graduate student pursuing a master of business administration degree, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by BuildSubmarines.com.

Morin, who is from Centreville, Virginia, has a 3.86 grade-point average and graduated this past spring summa cum laude with a major in engineering and minors in math and entrepreneurship. He has been named to the Dean’s List and the AD’s Honor Roll in all of his eight college semesters and has been named to the ACC Honor Roll.

Among the engineering projects he has worked on are building a prototype for a full-size cardboard couch for families in emergency situations; operating light, humidity, temperature and wind sensors to determine the viability for a rooftop garden; comparing the motion of patients with potential spinal injuries during different types of transfers between stretchers; and focusing on the prevention of eutrophication for bodies of water around the world. Morin also has worked on an electrical engineering project designing light-up shoes for a faculty professor.

“As a football fan myself, a two-time professor to Taylor and a son-in-law to a lifelong Wake Forest football fan, Taylor is a common name tossed around my house,” said Nicholas Lutzweiler, a Wake Forest visiting assistant professor of practice in the engineering department. “The expression ‘Third and Morin’ comes to mind, as Taylor is a trusted target to catch anything thrown his way, especially on third down. So, after teaching him in two advanced classes, I have had the privilege to see his drive and passion to succeed. It extends into the engineering field where the stakes aren’t a much needed first down, but the welfare and safety of the public.”

On the field this season, Morin was one of the Demon Deacons’ top players, catching 41 passes for 617 yards and two touchdowns. 

The Military Bowl and BuildSubmarines.com are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by BuildSubmarines.com recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with BuildSubmarines.com, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

 The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of BuildSubmarines.com. “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”