Jonathan Taylor
#28 Running Back

Jonathan Taylor

Height / Weight
5'11" / 219 lbs
Born
Jan 19, 1999 (22)
College
Wisconsin
NFL Draft
2020: Rd. 2, No. 41 (IND)
NFL Career
2nd Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$3.8 Million
SEASON STATS
2020
AVG
5.0
YDS/G
77.9
LNG
62
YDS/G
19.9
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Jonathan Taylor
Nickname: J.T.
Place of Birth: Salem, New Jersey
Education: Wisconsin
Parents: Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan James
Spouse: Ayanna Chapman

Jonathan Taylor Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Jonathan Taylor is a running back who plays for the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League.

Not to be confused with Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played Randy Taylor in Home Improvement, Taylor comes from an elite pedigree of running backs at the University of Wisconsin.

He has brought his considerable talent to the NFL and has made an immediate impact with the Colts.

Jonathan Taylor Football Career

Jonathan Taylor High School Career (Salem High School)

Jonathan Taylor played his high school football at Salem High School in New Jersey. His senior season was a record-setting one, as Taylor rushed for over 2,800 yards in his final high school season. He was named the high school player of the year across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for that season.

He had committed to play college football for nearby Rutgers, but changed his mind and went with Wisconsin instead.

Jonathan Taylor College Career (Wisconsin Badgers)

At the University of Wisconsin, Taylor had an incredibly successful career. He was twice named Big Ten running back of the year and won the Doak Walker Award twice as the top running back in the country.

He rushed for over 1,900 yards in each of his three collegiate seasons, eclipsing the 2,000-yard mark in his final two years. A two-time all-American, Taylor was clearly one of the top running back prospects of his draft class and was regularly in the discussion for the Walter Camp and Maxwell Award as one of the nation’s top college football players.

Jonathan Taylor NFL Career

Taylor was taken with the 41st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and was selected in the second round by the Indianapolis Colts.

In the early stages of his career, Taylor has shown some promise against the tougher defenses that the NFL has to offer. He has proven that he can both run and catch passes out of the backfield and was a big reason for the team’s success in his rookie campaign.

Jonathan Taylor Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Jonathan Taylor signed a four-year contract worth $7.83 million with the Indianapolis Colts. This is Taylor’s rookie contract, and he stands to make more money should he perform well enough to earn a more lucrative second contract.

Taylor has also landed multiple endorsements early in his career, including those with Under Armour, Fanatics and Campbell’s Soup.

Jonathan Taylor Personal Life

Jonathan Taylor is the son of Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James. He was raised by his mother, along with his four older siblings. He is currently dating Ayanna Chapman, who he met while he was in high school. During Taylor’s rookie season, Chapman contracted COVID-19, which caused Taylor to miss a game. He does not have any children at this time.

Awards & Achievements

Jonathan Taylor Quotes

  • On winning in Indianapolis as a pro after losing there in college: “Finally getting a win in Lucas Oil, that feels good.”
  • On understanding his role: “You understand what you have to do. You get a feel for the game, and you understand, ‘OK, we have to set the line of scrimmage up front. We have to make sure we establish the run.’”
  • On approaching each season: “In our locker room, we have this saying: November games are the games that you remember. That’s when we want to be playing our best football.”

Jonathan Taylor Fun Facts

  • Taylor averaged over six yards per carry in every season he played in college.
  • He worked on his pass catching in college, going from eight catches per season through his first two years to 26 catches and five receiving touchdowns as a junior.
  • Thought of as a power back, Taylor ran a 4.39 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine.
  • He is already a franchisee of Toppers Pizza in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Taylor finished in the top-10 of Heisman voting in all three of his collegiate seasons.
Career stats
2020
IND
Season Team FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
2020
234.80 46.84 232 1,169 5.0 11 62 36 299 8.3 1 39 1 1
Recent Games
Sat 1/9
Sun 1/3
Sun 12/27
Sun 12/20
Sun 12/13
Sun 12/6
Sun 11/22
Thu 11/12
Sun 11/8
Sun 11/1
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
1/9
L 24-27
15.40 60.76 21 78 3.7 1 20 2 6 3.0 0 6 0 0
1/3
W 14-28
37.90 82.09 30 253 8.4 2 56 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0
12/27
L 24-28
19.40 57.97 18 74 4.1 2 18 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12/20
W 20-27
17.50 70.37 16 83 5.2 1 14 4 12 3.0 0 7 0 0
12/13
W 44-27
29.50 55.74 20 150 7.5 2 62 2 15 7.5 0 20 0 0
12/6
W 26-20
21.00 47.83 13 91 7.0 0 24 3 44 14.7 1 39 0 0
11/22
W 31-34
13.40 55.95 22 90 4.1 0 18 4 24 6.0 0 9 0 0
11/12
W 34-17
4.70 24.29 7 12 1.7 0 4 2 25 12.5 0 14 0 0
11/8
L 24-10
8.40 30.88 6 27 4.5 1 11 2 7 3.5 0 5 1 1
11/1
W 41-21
4.10 33.77 11 22 2.0 0 6 2 9 4.5 0 5 0 0