Jonathan Taylor has already received plenty of individual honors early in his career at Wisconsin, and he’ll be adding another award to his shelf this week.
Thursday night, Taylor was named the College Athlete of the Year at the Wisconsin Sports Awards. The honor comes after the Badgers running back led the nation in rushing yardage and was named the B1G’s Running Back of the Year.
After just two years at Wisconsin, Taylor has already rushed for over 4,000 yards and 29 touchdowns. He’s led the B1G in yardage each of the last two years.
Jonathan Taylor wins “College Athlete of the Year” at the @WISportsAwards!
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) June 7, 2019
In 2018, Taylor was the only Division I running back to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark, totaling 2,194 yards on 307 carries. He helped the Badgers finish the year with an 8-5 record, which included a blowout win over Miami in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
For his outstanding season, Taylor was presented with the Doak Walker Award, which is handed to the best running back in college football. After two outstanding seasons in Madison, Taylor is considered to be one of the B1G’s frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy.
Wisconsin opens the 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 30 against South Florida in Tampa.