It's a shame that all the attention in college football goes to the quarterback position. We're really missing out on some stars who line up behind the signal caller.
One of them is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor. He was once deemed a Heisman candidate to start the season but was engulfed by the constant attention given to the three QB finalists. That doesn't mean he didn't have a phenomenal year as he was recognized.
Taylor won the Doak Walker award for being the best back in the nation.
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor wins the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 7, 2018
Taylor followed up an insane freshman year with an even better sophomore campaign.
You might not have realized how great Taylor has been due to the down year of the Badgers but it was to no fault of his own. Heading into the team's matchup against Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl, he has 2,049 yards from scrimmage, 23 yards fewer than last year, and 15 touchdowns which is an improvement.
He needs just a few more yards to join some exclusive company.
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor wins the Doak Walker Award for outstanding running back.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 7, 2018
He needs needs only 34 rushing yards to become the 5th player in FBS history with over 4,000 yards in a 2-season span, joining Melvin Gordon, Troy Davis, LaDanian Tomlinson, and Ricky Williams. pic.twitter.com/6WmD1hkksd
Taylor can be happy with the Doak Walker award this year and can turn his attention to the Heisman in 2019.