Jonathan Taylor led B1G in forced missed tackles by wide margin this season
Jonathan Taylor’s third season in Madison was unbelievably impressive. Whether you watched him play, looked at his statistics or did both, it’s hard to deny he had one of the best years among running backs in college football.
Taylor finished the season with 1,909 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground and added 209 yards and five scores in the receiving category this year. His efforts helped Wisconsin the season with a 10-3 record and an appearance in the B1G Championship Game.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Pro Football Focus recently revealed another statistic that was really impressive. Taylor forced the most missed tackles of any B1G running back this season, and by a wide margin.
Per PFF, Taylor eluded 75 tackles this season, which was 23 more than the next running back in the B1G. Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins forced 52 missed tackles.
Just another impressive statistic for the Wisconsin back.
In three seasons with the Badgers, Taylor has totaled 6,080 yards and 50 touchdowns on the ground. Shockingly, Taylor was never a Heisman Trophy finalist and never made the trip to New York for the ceremony.
Taylor has one more season of eligibility remaining, but there’s a good chance he’ll head to the NFL to pursue a professional career. Either way, Taylor has confirmed he will play in at least one more game in his career, as he’ll suit up for the Badgers for the Rose Bowl showdown against Oregon on Jan. 1.