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Jonathan Taylor Biography
Jonathan Taylor is an American football running back for the Wisconsin Badgers. During the 2018 season, he won the Doak Walker Award, the award for the top running back in college football.Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor Age
Jonathan Taylor Was born in January 1999 and as of 2019 he is 20 years old
Jonathan Taylor Height/Weight
Jonathan Taylor Stands a height of 5ft 11 in (1.80m) and weighs a total weight of 214 lb (97kg)
Jonathan Taylor Education
Taylor attended Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. During his career, he had 4,642 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns. As a senior, he set the New Jersey record with 2,815 rushing yards, which was held by former Wisconsin Badgers running back, Corey Clement. His senior year he averaged 234.6 yards a game while scoring 37 touchdowns (35 rushings).
His senior year of high school he was honored as the Jim Henry Award recipient as the high school area player of the year for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Taylor was also an accomplished performer in track and field, his senior year he won two state titles in the 100-meter dash, with his best time 10.49 seconds. He originally committed to play college football at Rutgers University but changed his commitment to the University of Wisconsin.
When Taylor arrived at Wisconsin for fall camp he was fourth or fifth on the running back depth chart. Ahead of him were Bradrick Shaw, Chris James, Taiwan Deal, and recent Pitt graduate-transfer Rachid Ibrahim. After Deal was injured it allowed Taylor to get more reps in practice.
Taylor used these reps to showcase more and more of his abilities and the coaching staff gave him more reps accordingly. His first snap in the scrimmage against the first-team defense he ran for a 70-yard touchdown, later on, that practice he caught a pass over the middle of the field and ran in for a touchdown as well. After his performances in fall camp, Taylor opened his freshman year at Wisconsin in 2017 as one of the team’s co-starting running backs, alongside Bradrick Shaw and Chris James. In his first career game, he rushed for 87 yards over nine carries and a touchdown. In his second game, he rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns.
After Taylor ran for 249 yards against Nebraska in the fifth game of the season he entered the Heisman Trophy conversation and afterward was routinely in the top 5 Heisman candidates.
Jonathan Taylor Career/Record
On October 21, 2017, Taylor reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his 7th game, matching the FBS freshman record for the fewest games needed to record 1,000 yards. He joins Florida’s Emmitt Smith (1987), San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk (1991), Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson (2004), North Texas’ Jamario Thomas (2004) and Wisconsin’s P. J. Hill (2006). Taylor rushed for 183 yards on 29 carries with a touchdown in Wisconsin’s 45–17 win over Indiana November 4, 2017, winning his 5th Big Ten Freshman of the week award and setting a school-record fifth honor in a single season.
On October 30, Taylor was named as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award. On November 17, he was named a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award for the top running back in the country. Just three days later he was named one of three Doak Walker Award finalists, along with Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and Stanford’s Bryce Love. Following the final game of the season against Wisconsin’s rival, Minnesota, Taylor won his 8th Big Ten Freshman of the Week award. In doing so he set a new Big Ten record as he surpassed Ohio State quarterback J. T. Barrett’s record of 7 Big Ten Freshman of the week awards set back in 2013.
Through twelve games Taylor rushed for 1,806 yards, placing him third on the list for all-time FBS freshman rushing yards behind Ron Dayne (2,109 yards in 1996) and Adrian Peterson (1,925 yards in 2004). Jonathan Taylor was listed as a Consensus First-team All-Big Ten pick by the Big Ten coaches and Media on November 27, 2017.
Jonathan Taylor Salary
Jonathan Taylor The total guaranteed salary comes out to $15.9 million from his career
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss; September 8, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, and director. He is known for portraying Randy Taylor on Home Improvement and voicing young Simba in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King