It has been a momentous first year for Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, and his accolades only continued on Monday in record-setting fashion.
The Big Ten Conference announced Taylor as its Freshman of the Week for the eighth time this season, breaking the mark set by Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett back in 2014.
Taylor rushed for 149 yards on 20 carries with a 53-yard touchdown in Wisconsin’s 31-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday. It was the ninth time in 12 games he has rushed for over 100 yards.
He ranks third in the country in both rushing yards (1,806) and rushing yards per game (150.5). He leads the Big Ten in both categories, along with ranking second in the conference in all-purpose yards (1,858), along with rushing and total touchdowns (13).
His 1,806 rushing yards places him third all-time in FBS history behind the likes of Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson and Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne.