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Name: *Jonathan Taylor 
College: Wisconsin     Number: 23
Height: 5-10   Weight: 226
Position: RB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2020

40 Low: 4.32
   40 Time: 4.39
  40 High: 4.47
Projected Round: 1  Stock:   High: Mid-Late 1st  Low: Mid 2nd



Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5102
Weight: 226

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.39
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.32
20 Yard (ET): 2.56
20 Yard (HH): 2.45
10 Yard (ET): 1.54
10 Yard (HH): 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 10'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.24
3-Cone Drill: 7.01
Projected 4.43/-.04

Dates: 03/11/20
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 31 1/8
Wingspan: 75 3/8

Height: 5102
Weight: 226
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 Data Scout Notes: **2020: 01/03/20-Announced Early Entry into 2020 NFL Draft/DoakWalkerWinner/RBOYC/1stC/WalterCampPOYFinalist/DoakWalkerFinalist...P1stDS/PWCamp/PMaxwell/PDoak...Doak Walker Award (Top RB), AFCA 1st team All-American, AP 1st team All-American, Walter Camp 1st team All-American, FWAA 1st team All-American, Sporting News 1st team All-American, SI.com 1s team All-American, USA Today 1st team All-American, Big Ten RB of YR, 1st team All-Big Ten, Media 1st team All-Big Ten, AP 1st team All-Big Ten w/307-2194-7.1-16 rush, 8-60-7.5-0 rec in 13 gms in '18. Walter Camp 2nd team All-American, AP 2nd team All-American, FWAA 2nd team All-American, CBS Sports 2nd team All-American, FWAA Freshman All-American, ESPN.com Freshman All-American, USA Today Freshman All-American, Big Ten FOY, AP Newcomer of YR, 1st team All-Big Ten, Media 1st team All-Big Ten, AP 1st team All-Big Ten, Big Ten OFF FOY, Big Ten All-Freshman Team w/299-1977-6.6-13 rush, 8-95-11.8-0 rec in 13 sts, 14 gms in '17.

 *Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Player News

  04/22/20 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Busy preparing for the 2020 National Football League draft, former Wisconsin tailback Jonathan Taylor made time to enter into an intriguing business deal. Taylor recently signed a marketing agreement with Toppers Pizza, which includes co-ownership of four Dane County franchises. "That is something that is really huge to me," Taylor said in a video announcing the agreement, "because I used to live down the street from Toppers and it's something I was always a fan of since I've been in school at the university. "I'm looking forward to extending that relationship." - Journal Sentinel

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  03/01/20 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  The fastest running back in Indianapolis also measured in bigger than his two nearest competitors, J.K. Dobbins of Ohio State and D'Andre Swift of Georgia, to be the first runner selected. He outran Swift in the 40 (4.48) with a 4.39, and posted better numbers in the vertical jump and broad jump than Swift, too. An injured ankle, meanwhile, limited Dobbins to only the bench press. Dobbins had 23 reps compared with 17 for Taylor. - AP College Football

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  02/28/20 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 NFL COMBINE INVITE: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin,...A two-time Doak Walker Award winner and two-time unanimous first-team All-American, Taylor will go down as one of the greats to ever play the position. He finished his career with 6,174 rushing yards and 55 total touchdowns to highlight a collection of accomplishments and records almost too long to list. The first player in FBS history to rush for 6,000 yards in just three seasons, Taylor stands No. 6 all-time in rushing with his 6,174 career yards. That total represents the FBS record for most yards in a three-year span - by a margin of more than 500 yards over the second-place total.

Taylor finished his junior season with 2,003 rushing yards to become just the third player in FBS history with multiple 2,000-yard rushing seasons, joining Badgers legend Ron Dayne and Iowa State's Troy Davis. Taylor is the only FBS player to record three consecutive seasons of 1,900-plus yards. His combined 4,197 yards over his sophomore and junior seasons are the most by any player in a two-year span in FBS history, breaking the previous mark of fellow Badger Melvin Gordon (4,196, 2013-14). - Wisconsin Football


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  01/03/20 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is headed to the NFL. The record-setting junior announced Friday on Twitter and Instagram that he will forgo his senior season with the Badgers and enter the NFL draft. The two-time Doak Walker Award winner and two-time unanimous first-team All-American finished his college career with 6,174 yards rushing, the most by any player in FBS history through their junior season. Taylor also had 55 total touchdowns in his three seasons. The 5-foot-11, 214-pound Taylor looks to be the first Wisconsin tailback selected in the NFL draft since Montee Ball (2013), James White (2014) and Melvin Gordon (2015) were drafted in three consecutive seasons. Wisconsin's Derek Watt was selected as a fullback in 2016. - AP College Football

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  12/06/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin,...Taylor is the nation’s second-leading rusher (1,761) and has scored 25 touchdowns (20 rushing, 5 receiving) for the eighth-ranked Badgers (10-2). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  12/04/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 BIG TEN AMECHE-DAYNE RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin,...Junior running back Jonathan Taylor, who has rushed for more yards than any other FBS running back has ever rushed through their junior season, was named the Big Ten Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year on Wednesday. This is the second time that Taylor has been awarded as the conference's Running Back of the year, which is named for former UW running backs Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne. So far this season, Taylor has rushed for 1761 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also has more than 200 receiving yards and 5 touchdown receptions. Overall, the 2018 Doak Walker Award winner 6,288 all-purpose yards and 54 total touchdowns in his Badger football career. - WKNOW ABC 27 News/Wisconsin Football

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  11/30/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jack Coan delivered two momentum-shifting touchdown passes in the snow for No. 13 Wisconsin, Jonathan Taylor added three touchdowns to his FBS-leading total and the Badgers forcefully repossessed Paul Bunyan's Axe by beating No. 9 Minnesota 38-17 on Saturday to win the Big Ten West Division. Quintez Cephus caught five passes for 114 yards, including a 47-yarder for a score midway through the third quarter that gave Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2, No. 12 CFP) a 17-7 lead. Coan connected with Taylor for a 28-yard touchdown strike late in the second quarter that gave the Badgers the lead after a slow start, sending them to the Big Ten championship game for a rematch with second-ranked Ohio State.

Tanner Morgan passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns for the Gophers (10-2, 7-2). They watched their dream season take a painful hit from their oldest rival after ending a 14-game losing streak to the Badgers a year ago with a 37-15 victory at Wisconsin. Minnesota was seeking to go undefeated at home for the first time since 1954, but the Badgers reasserted their recent dominance by taking home the traveling trophy for the 22nd time in the last 25 seasons. They took a 61-60-8 series lead. - Wisconsin/AP College Football


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  11/25/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor set the FBS record with his 12th career game with at least 200 yards rushing. He ran 28 times for 222 yards against Purdue. His streak of three straight 200-yard games is the longest since Rashaad Penny of San Diego State strung together five in 2017, according to Sportradar. - AP College Football

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  11/23/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor rushed for at least 200 yards for the 12th time in his career and No. 14 Wisconsin defeated Purdue 45-24 on Saturday in the Badgers' final home game of the season. Taylor finished with 222 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries for Wisconsin (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 12 CFP), which extended its winning streak over the Boilermakers to 14 games. The junior has a career average of 254 yards rushing in three games against Purdue. Jack Coan completed 15 of 19 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns against one interception for the Badgers.

With the loss, the Boilermakers (4-7, 3-5) dropped their seventh straight at Camp Randall Stadium and failed to qualify for a bowl game. Purdue's Aidan O'Connell finished with a career-high 289 yards passing with two scores. It took the Badgers just over three minutes to get on the scoreboard. Aaron Cruickshank took a direct snap out of the wildcat formation and capped an eight-play, 75-yard opening drive with a 27-yard rushing touchdown. After a 28-yard field goal by Purdue's J.D. Dellinger, Taylor scored from 51 yards out for his FBS-leading 22nd TD of the season. - AP College Football


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  11/18/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  NOV 18 BIG TEN CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Jr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem,...Carried the ball 25 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Wisconsin's victory at Nebraska, becoming the first FBS player since at least 2000 to rush for 200 or more yards against a single opponent three times in his career...Increased his career rushing total to 5,634 yards, passing Georgia's Herschel Walker for the most ever by an FBS player through his junior season, and also eclipsing two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin from Ohio State for second place on the Big Ten's all-time rushing list...Rushed for at least 200 yards for the 11th time in his career, matching USC's Marcus Allen for the third-most 200-yard games in FBS history...Earns his eighth career Offensive Player of the Week award, tying Purdue's Drew Brees for the fourth-most career Offensive Player of the Week honors...Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 7, 2019). - Big Ten football

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  11/18/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor ran 25 times for 204 yards against Nebraska. It was the third straight year Taylor went for more than 200 against the Cornhuskers. He increased his career total to 5,634 yards and passed two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin of Ohio State for second place on the Big Ten's all-time rushing list. - AP College Football

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  11/16/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards for a score, and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Nebraska 37-21 on Saturday. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against the same team, according to Sportradar. He had 221 against the Cornhuskers last year and 249 in 2017. The junior recorded his 11th 200-yard game, moving into a four-way tie for most in a career by an FBS player. The Badgers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) quickly erased a 14-10 deficit in the second quarter.

Jack Coan threw over the middle to A.J. Taylor, who spun away from two defenders and ran the rest of the way untouched for a 55-yard touchdown. Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn intercepted a tipped ball on the first play of Nebraska's next series, and Taylor ran in from the 1 to finish a short drive that put the Badgers ahead 24-14. The Huskers (4-6, 2-5) have lost four straight and five of their last six. They've dropped 10 in a row against Top 25 opponents. Taylor averaged 8.2 yards on his 25 carries. He had his third 200-yard game of the season against a Nebraska defense that was missing starting linemen Darrion Daniels and Carlos Davis. Early on it looked like Taylor might be outplayed by Nebraska's Dedrick Mills. The junior college transfer who spent his freshman year at Georgia Tech ran for a career-high 188 yards and a touchdown. Cruickshank had Wisconsin's first kick return for a touchdown since 2015 against Maryland. It came in the first quarter, right after the Huskers had taken a 7-0 lead. - AP College Football


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  11/11/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor turned in the 27th 200-yard rushing performance of the season in the FBS, running 31 times for 250 yards against Iowa. Taylor, who had 130 yards in the fourth quarter alone, is the only player to go for 250 against the Hawkeyes since at least 2000. It was Taylor's third 250-yard game, and first since he ran for 321 against Purdue in 2018. - AP College Football

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  11/09/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor rushed for a season-high 250 yards and Danny Davis ran for a touchdown and caught another as No. 16 Wisconsin outlasted No. 18 Iowa 24-22 on Saturday. Taylor became the first running back this season to rush for more than 100 yards against Iowa, as Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 13 College Football Playoff) held on to the Heartland Trophy, given each year to the winner of this game. The Badgers have beaten Iowa four straight times. "We had to close the game out," said Taylor, who rushed for 130 yards in the fourth quarter alone. "So you've got to make sure you're being efficient and you're playing your best ball."

Taylor's 250 yards on 31 carries are the most ever by a Wisconsin player against Iowa, surpassing the previous high of 216 by Ron Dayne in 1999. "Taylor, what an exceptional player he is," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "He certainly proved that tonight. We were very impressed with that performance." Quintez Cephus caught five passes for 94 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season to help Wisconsin stay in contention for the Big Ten West crown. Davis' two scores - a 17-yard run and a 4-yard reception - helped the Badgers take a 14-6 lead at halftime. - Wisconsin/AP College Football


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  11/08/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  The No. 16 Badgers (6-2, 3-2, No. 13) are the only team to have run for 200 yards against the Hawkeyes twice since 2017, and Taylor is looking to bounce back after Ohio State held him under 100 for only the seventh time in 35 career games. Taylor is rushing for 126 yards per game to ranked fifth in the nation and second in the Big Ten and went over 100 yards in his last two games against Iowa. The No. 18 Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-2, No. 18) are the only team that hasn't allowed a run over 20 yards. - AP College Football

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  10/16/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  After posting a disappointing 8-5 record last year, Wisconsin has beaten its first six opponents this year by an average of 37.7 points. Jonathan Taylor is on pace to rank in the top three in rushing for a third straight year. The Badgers have allowed just 4.8 points per game to lead all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring defense. - AP College Football

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  10/09/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor averages 149 yards per game for the No. 8 Badgers (5-0, 2-0) to rank second in the nation and, undoubtedly, saw J.K. Dobbins slice through the Spartans for 172 of Ohio State's 323 rushing yards. It was the most allowed by Michigan State (4-2, 2-1) since the Buckeyes ran for 335 in 2017. MSU led the conference in run defense the last two years and is surely looking for redemption. Taylor, who will be facing the Spartans for the first time, has been held under 100 yards in only five of his 32 career games. - AP College Football

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  10/07/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  OCT 7/WEEK 6 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Jr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem,...Matched a single-game school record with five total touchdowns, becoming the first Badger to reach that mark since Melvin Gordon in 2014 and the first Big Ten standout with five touchdowns since Saquon Barkley in 2016...Carried the ball 19 times for 186 yards and four rushing touchdowns, moving into third place on Wisconsin's all-time rushing list with 4,916 career yards...Added three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown...Earns his seventh career Offensive Player of the Week award and third of the season...Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Sept. 23, 2019). - Big Ten Football

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  10/06/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  OCT 5 CFB STARS: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, ran for 186 yards and accounted for five TDs, helping the eighth-ranked Badgers coast to a 48-0 win over Kent State. - AP College Football

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  10/05/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor had four rushing touchdowns and caught a TD pass, Zack Baun had a career-high three sacks, and the eighth-ranked Badgers coasted to a 48-0 win over Kent State on Saturday. Taylor had 19 rushes for 186 yards, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the 27th time in 32 career games with the Badgers (5-0). Baun's three sacks led a Wisconsin defense that pitched its third shutout of the season. The Badgers, who entered the day with the nation's top-ranked defense, held Kent State (2-3) to 124 yards of total offense. Chris Orr, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Northwestern, added two sacks for a unit that has allowed four touchdowns through five games.

Dustin Crum and Woody Barrett combined for just 64 yards on 10-of-17 passing. Most of those yards came on a 28-yard completion to receiver Raymond James. The Golden Flashes, coached by former Wisconsin quarterback and tight end Sean Lewis, have played two ranked opponents this season and been outscored 103-16 in those matchups. Kent State lost to then-No. 8 Auburn 55-16 on Sept. 14. Taylor scored from 6 yards on the opening drive. The junior running back now has a touchdown on each of the Badgers' five opening drives this season. Wisconsin is the only team in the FBS to open each game with a touchdown. Taylor scored four first-half touchdowns before the Golden Flashes had their third first down. Taylor also crossed the goal line on 19-, 4- and 48-yard runs. Taylor and quarterback Jack Coan linked up for an 18-yard score that made it 28-0 at halftime. - Wisconsin/AP College Football


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  10/05/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  With 4,916 career yards rushing, Taylor is now in third place on Wisconsin's all-time rushing list. Montee Ball (2009-12) is second with 5,140 yards. Taylor still has a way to go before catching the 7,125 yards posted by Ron Dayne (1996-99). Taylor continues to show why he deserves to be near the top of the list of Heisman Trophy contenders. The 2018 Doak Walker Award winner already has 16 touchdowns this season. That's the most by any FBS player in his team's first five games since Ricky Williams had 20 for Texas in 1998. Williams won the Heisman that season. - Wisconsin/AP College Football

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  10/03/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  RB Jonathan Taylor has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the Badgers’ four games this season. Taylor is fourth on Wisconsin’s career rushing list with 4,730 yards. ILB Chris Orr was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after recording nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the Badgers’ 24-15 win over Northwestern. - AP College Football

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  09/28/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor ran for 119 yards and his 11th touchdown of the season, Wisconsin got two scores from its defense, and the eighth-ranked Badgers remained unbeaten with a 24-15 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Taylor carried 26 times to help Wisconsin (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) avenge its 31-17 loss to the Wildcats last season. The junior reached 100 yards rushing for the 26th time in 31 career games and moved into fourth place on the Badgers' career rushing list (4,730). After allowing 81 yards rushing through the first three games, the Wisconsin defense surrendered 97 yards on the ground to Northwestern (1-3, 0-2).

The Badgers' defense sacked backup quarterback Aidan Smith once and starter Hunter Johnson three times, including one by safety Eric Burrell that caused a fumble by Johnson in the end zone. Matt Henningsen recovered to make it 14-3 in the third quarter for Wisconsin. Noah Burks added the other after intercepting Smith and returning it 68 yards down the Wisconsin sideline. Johnson went 10-for-21 and Smith completed 8 of 19 passes and had a late 15-yard touchdown to JJ Jefferson. Drake Anderson had 16 carries for 69 yards and a 4-yard score for the defending Big Ten West champion Wildcats, who dropped their second straight game conference game. Charlie Kuhbander added a 29-yard field goal for Northwestern. Chris Orr had two sacks and Collin Wilder added another for a Badgers' defense that is allowing just 7.3 points per game through the first four contests. - Wisconsin/AP College Football


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  09/27/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Pat Fitzgerald is one of Jonathan Taylor's biggest fans. In fact, Northwestern's coach said he feels Wisconsin's All-American running back is the best player in the country. "If I had a Heisman vote right now, he's getting my vote," Fitzgerald said. "He's playing outstanding, absolutely outstanding, football... JT's been a great player since the minute he walked into this league, and he's playing at as high of a level as any running back that I've seen in my time here." Fitzgerald and the Wildcats (1-2, 0-1 Big Ten) will look to slow down the 2018 Doak Walker Award winner when they face the eighth-ranked Badgers (3-0, 1-0) on Saturday.

Taylor was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Michigan last week. Taylor scored twice and became the first Wisconsin player in history to rush for at least 200 yards (203) against the Wolverines. Taylor has rushed for at least 100 yards in 25 of his 30 career games. None of those 25 games were against the Wildcats, who are coming off a loss to Michigan State. Taylor has faced Northwestern twice in his career and has been held to a total of 126 yards on 30 carries, just 4.2 yards per carry and 63 per game. He had just 46 yards on 11 carries and two fumbles in a 31-17 loss on the road to the Wildcats last season. "Those guys play well off blocks," Taylor said of the Northwestern defenders. "They fill gaps really well and they play with length." - AP College Football


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  09/23/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  SEPT 23/WEEK 4 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Jr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem,...Rushed 23 times for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the 25th time in his 30-game career, to become the first Wisconsin player in history to rush for at least 200 yards against Michigan...Scored his ninth overall touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run to open the scoring in the first quarter, carrying eight times for 51 yards on the game-opening drive...Only Ron Dayne (33) and Montee Ball (26) have more 100-yard games as Badgers...Earns his sixth career Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season...Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Sept. 2, 2019). - Big Ten Football

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  09/22/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost. The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three Southeastern Conference teams: No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 LSU. Ohio State edged past Oklahoma to No. 5. Clemson received 55 first-place votes from the media panel. Alabama had six and Georgia received one. Auburn moved up a spot to No. 7 after beating Texas A&M 28-20 and Wisconsin jumped five spots to No. 8 after defeating Michigan 35-14. Florida remained No. 9 and Notre Dame slipped three spots to No. 10 after losing 23-17 at Georgia. - AP College Football

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  09/21/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns, Jack Coan added a career-high two rushing touchdowns and No. 13 Wisconsin made it look easy in a 35-14 victory over No. 11 Michigan on Saturday. Taylor had 143 yards and both scores in the first quarter, including a 72-yarder. He missed the second quarter due to cramps, but the 2018 Doak Walker Award winner returned in the third to finish with 23 carries to help the Badgers (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) avenge a 38-13 loss to the Wolverines last season in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michigan's struggles to hold on to the ball continued as the Wolverines suffered another embarrassing loss under coach Jim Harbaugh. Michigan is 1-6 on the road against ranked opponents under Harbaugh, who took over the program in 2015. The game was so lopsided that the 80,248 in attendance chanted "overrated, overrated" to a Michigan team expected to contend for the Big Ten championship. Michigan also had to make a quarterback change. Harbaugh elected to bench Shea Patterson late in the first half in favor of backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey. Patterson, who fumbled twice in each of Michigan's first two games, left after completing 4 of 9 passes with 88 yards and an interception. - Wisconsin/AP College Football


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  09/02/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  WEEK 1 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Jr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem,...Totalled 183 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns at South Florida, becoming the first Big Ten student to record at least two rushing and two receiving touchdowns in the same game since Illinois' Mikel Leshoure in 2010...Rushed 16 times for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the 23rd time in his career...Caught two passess for 48 yards and two touchdowns, the first two receiving scores of his career...Earns his fifth career Offensive Player of the Week award and first of the season...Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Nov. 19, 2018). - Big Ten Football

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  08/30/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor is off and running. Catching, too. Taking up where he left off a year ago, when he led the nation in rushing with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns, Taylor ran for 135 yards and accounted for four TDs to help No. 19 Wisconsin open the season with a 49-0 rout of South Florida on Friday night. The junior scored on runs of 37 and 38 yards and also had the first two receiving TDs of his career as the Badgers strive to become a more balanced team on offense. "You work all offseason like I did, and to have that receiving touchdown come to life, I'm really excited about that," said Taylor, who scooted 36 yards up the left sideline after taking a quick flip from Jack Coan in the second quarter. "It motivates you to see that hard work pay off."

Taylor's second TD reception gave the Badgers a 28-0 lead just before halftime. He finished with two catches for 48 yards after having just eight for 60 yards last season. "Jonathan was good in a lot of different ways. He was awfully patient on one run, and he had the little screen that he took," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. "You get him in space and he's pretty good." Wisconsin's defense delivered a dominating performance, too, limiting South Florida to 157 yards total offense and forcing three turnovers, including a fumble that Matt Henningsen returned 16 yards for a second quarter touchdown. The loss was the seventh straight for USF, which dropped the final six games of 2018 after starting 7-0 and climbing into the Top 25. - AP College Football

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  08/20/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Jonathan Taylor is one of the best running backs in college football. He would be the first to say his success isn't due to just one person. There are, of course, his parents, Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James, and several other family members and coaches. But a single observation by a mentor helped change the entire trajectory of Taylor's success as a runner. "I went in and I said, 'Hey, run track. You need to run track,'" recalled Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle.

Settle, who is in his 10th season mentoring the Badgers' rushers, was drawn to Taylor's work ethic while recruiting the New Jersey native in high school. Settle said he noticed watching game film that something was missing from Taylor's repertoire: Breakaway speed. "His junior year, he wasn't breaking any long ones," Settle said. "Everybody was running him down, you know, running him out of bounds. All of a sudden (after running track), he shows up as a senior, and he was leaving people. So about the second or third game, we offered him (a scholarship)." - AP College Football


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  08/14/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats. Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back last season, while Alabama's Jerry Jeudy earned the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the most outstanding receiver. Both players are back for their junior seasons. Taylor discussed his award candidacy by talking about the advice he's received from former Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and former Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love.

"The thing that they mentioned to me about the award was they're just going out there to try to win games," Taylor said. "Now I feel I'm taking that into consideration. As long as I'm going out there and trying to win games, everything will fall into place." Taylor is trying to become the first player to win the Doak Walker in back-to-back seasons since Arkansas' Darren McFadden in 2006-07. The only other player to win this award in consecutive years was Texas' Ricky Williams in 1997-98. - AP College Football


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  08/12/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT FBS P5 FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Jr.,...Taylor rushed for 4,171 yards in just 27 career games, ranking No. 5 all-time at Wisconsin...leads all active FBS players in rushing at 154.5 yards per game...average of 6.88 yards per carry ranks No. 2 in school history...has rushed for at least 100 yards in 22 of 27 career games...owns 12 games of 150-plus yards and 8 games of 200-plus. - Wisconsin Football

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  07/27/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Junior, Wisconsin,...Taylor has rushed for 4,171 yards in just 27 games, ranking No. 5 all-time at Wisconsin...leads all active FBS players in rushing at 154.5 yards per game...average of 6.88 yards per carry ranks No. 2 in school history...has rushed for at least 100 yards in 22 of 27 career games...owns 12 games of 150-plus yards and 8 games of 200-plus...his 8 career 200-yard games trail only Ron Dayne (14) for most in school history. - Wisconsin Football

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  07/19/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 BIG TEN PRESEASON HONORS (MEDIA): Jonathan Taylor, Jr., RB, WIS,...The 2019 Big Ten preseason honors list features three of the conference’s individual award recipients from a season ago in Willekes (the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year), Moore (the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year and Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year) and Taylor (the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year). Taylor was also a 2018 unanimous first-team All-American and the Doak Walker Award recipient as the nation’s top running back, while Moore was a consensus All-American last season and earned the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player. - Big Ten Football

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  07/18/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD CANDIDATE: RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin,...Taylor Has rushed for 4,171 yards in just 27 games, ranking No. 5 all-time at Wisconsin...leads all active FBS players in rushing at 154.5 yards per game...average of 6.88 yards per carry ranks No. 2 in school history...has rushed for at least 100 yards in 22 of 27 career games...owns 12 games of 150-plus yards and 8 games of 200-plus...his 8 career 200-yard games trail only Ron Dayne (14) for most in school history. - Wisconsin Football

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  07/18/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE: Jonathan Taylor (Jr.), Wisconsin,...Wisconsin's fourth Doak Walker Award winner, joining Ron Dayne (1999), Montee Ball (2012) and Melvin Gordon (2014)...Badgers' 10th unanimous All-American, including the third running back (Dayne, 1999; Gordon, 2014)...led nation in rushing as a sophomore in 2018 with 2,194 yards (168.8 ypg)...total of 4,171 rushing yards ranks as the third-highest two-year rushing total by a player in FBS history, trailing only Melvin Gordon (4,196 from 2013-14) and Iowa State's Troy Davis (4,195 from 1995-96). - Wisconsin Football

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  07/17/19 - RB *Jonathan TaylorJr/2020, Wisconsin, 5-10, 226 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  The PwC SMU Athletic Forum released today the preseason candidates for the 2019 Doak Walker Award. The Forum annually presents the award to the nation’s top college running back. 2018 Doak Walker Award recipient Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin) leads the list of preseason candidates. Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher last season, rushed for 2,194 yards in his sophomore campaign. Doak Walker Award finalist Travis Etienne (Clemson), who average over eight yards per carry last season, is also featured. Other candidates of note include 2018 Doak Walker Award semifinalists Eno Benjamin (Arizona State), AJ Dillion (Boston College) and J.J. Taylor (Arizona). - Doak Walker Award

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