Jonathan Taylor finishes sixth in Heisman Trophy voting

The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield ran away with the award, amassing the third-most amount of points (2,398) by a Heisman candidate since 1950. Finishing in second was Stanford RB Bryce Love (1,300 points) and in third was Louisville QB Lamar Jackson (793).

Behind the top 3 was a Big Ten representative in Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, while San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny took fifth. In sixth was Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor.

Taylor finished with 58 total points and 2 first-place votes. His 2 votes were tied for eighth-most. The Badgers’ steady freshman also received 7 second-place votes and was fifth in third-place votes with 38.

Taylor goes into his team’s bowl game with 1,847 rushing yards and 13 TD on 273 carries. The bruising, yet shifty man also caught just 7 passes on the season, but averaged 11.7 yards per reception.

The 5-foot-11 ball-carrier from New Jersey will likely have another chance at a Heisman Trophy in the future. Opting for the NFL Draft is not allowed at this point in Taylor’s collegiate career, and as long as he’s the feature back in a Badgers offense, he will have every opportunity to garner massive statistics while winning a lot of football games.

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