Herschel Walker. Ron Dayne. Ricky Williams. Adrian Peterson. LaDainian Tomlinson. Dominant running backs. Legendary names. Unrivaled production … until now.
There’s a new kid on the block and he’s "Bringing Running Back," back into the spotlight, just like those that came before him. And his name is Jonathan Taylor.
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Jonathan Taylor is the third repeat Doak Walker Award winner, joining Texas’ Ricky Williams (1997–98) and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (2006–07). Wisconsin running backs have now won the Doak a record five times.
Taylor is the first UW player to finish in the top 10 of the Heisman Trophy voting 3 times. He was 6th as a freshman in 2017, 9th in 2018 and 5th in 2019.