Colts draft Jonathan Taylor

Former Badger drafted 41st overall

Evan Heffelfinger
April 24, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Badgers

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Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 41st overall pick in the second round.

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).