Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor won the 2018 Doak Walker Award on Thursday night, given annually to the nation’s best running back.
Through 12 games, Taylor has rushed for 1,989 yards and 15 touchdowns. He leads the country in rushing yards and rushing yards per game heading into the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl against Miami.
Taylor joins Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball, and Ron Dayne as Badgers who have won the prestigious award.
Doak Walker Winner @JayT23 wanted to get better.— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) December 7, 2018
He became the best in the country.
Congrats to Jonathan Taylor on becoming the fourth player in Wisconsin history to win the @DoakWalkerAward#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/2wQa6OPTTy
The Salem, N.J., native rushed for 100 or more yards in 11 of 12 games during the 2018 season.
Officially official.— Brian Mason (@Brian_Mason) December 7, 2018
As announced by the great @HerschelWalker, our guy @JayT23 is bringing home the Doak!#JT23 #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/ndr5WCfiWL