Taylor declares for 2020 NFL draft

Evan Heffelfinger
January 04, 2020 - 10:57 am
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin Badgers running back, Jonathan Taylor has decided to skip his senior season to declare for the 2020 NFL draft.

In his final game with the Badgers against the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl, Taylor finished with 94 rushing yards on 21 carries, enough to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards for the second time in his career.

This season, Taylor finished with 21 rushing touchdowns, 2003 rushing yards, 252 receiving yards, and 5 reception touchdowns.

Throughout his illustrious career, Taylor led the Big Ten Conference in rushing yards and attempts in every season he played at Wisconsin. He ended up leading the NCAA in rushing attempts and rushing yards in 2018. 

Taylor led the Big Ten in total touchdowns twice in 2018 and 2019.  He also led the NCAA in total touchdowns this season. 

In 2018, he earned a consensus All-America team honor. Taylor is also a two-time Doak Walker Award winner (2018 & 2019).

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Taylor took to social media to announce his decision and thank everyone involved with his journey as a Wisconsin Badger.