A week after the Big Ten Network unveiled their basketball all-decade lists that featured to prominent Wisconsin Badgers alumni Frank Kaminsky and Ethan Happ earning recognition, the conference network went to work on their all-decade teams for football. The selections are determined by a panel of 24 network analysts, and today the conference unveiled their running backs and linebackers.
On the first day of their football-centric view of the past decade, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor saw another addition to his list of accomplishments, as he was selected to the Big Ten Network all-decade team.
The standout from New Jersey was a three year starter for the Badgers and is one of the most prolific running backs in college history with over 6,500 yards from scrimmage and a whopping 55 touchdowns. Taylor’s on the field success over his three year career led him to becoming a back-to-back Doak Walker Award recipient, an award given to the top tailback in the country on a yearly basis.
Jonathan Taylor (@JayT23) has added yet another accolade to his college career.— Wisconsin On BTN (@WisconsinOnBTN) June 29, 2020
The @BadgerFootball great joins @saquon as the RBs on the #BTNAllDecade Team.
He sits down with @BTNRickPizzo to discuss the honor, and much more.
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Accompanying Taylor in the backfield is fellow northeast standout Saquon Barkley of Penn State, who like Taylor was originally committed to Rutgers early in their high school careers.
Big Ten Network will continue to unveil the players that shaped the conference in the 2010’s over the next week, and there are bound to be more Wisconsin Badgers to be in consideration.