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Jonathan Taylor wins fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

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Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Fr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

• Carried the ball 22 times for 126 yards and a touchdown in Wisconsin’s win over Maryland, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the fifth time in seven career games

• Reached 1,000 career rushing yards in his seventh game, matching the FBS freshman record for fewest games need to record 1,000 yards and joining a group that includes Florida’s Emmitt Smith (1987), San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk (1991), Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson (2004), North Texas’ Jamario Thomas (2004) and Wisconsin’s P.J. Hill (2006)

• Joins Smith, Faulk, Peterson and Thomas in achieving the feat as a true freshman

• Claims his third consecutive and fourth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 16, 2017)

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