Ten Wisconsin Badgers we are most thankful for

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Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin Badgers Wisconsin Football
MADISON, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 03: Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the ball in the third quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Camp Randall Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor is just the latest Badger to find his way into our hearts. He’s been a great running back for the better part of two whole seasons now, but his performance against Purdue really put it over the top.

Taylor has found his way back into the Heisman race (if voters take their duty seriously) and has Wisconsin back on track. Most importantly, the Badgers look capable of holding on to Paul Bunyan’s Axe this weekend against rival Minnesota. Taylor played a large part in keeping the struggling Badgers afloat during a rough season and he’ll continue to be a large part of any success the team finds the remainder of the season.

Maybe the best part of Taylor’s career at Wisconsin is that it’s not yet nearing its end. Taylor is only a true sophomore, therefore he is not yet three years removed from high school and not eligible to declare for the NFL Draft. Of course, Taylor deserves the right to be compensated for his talents, but in the current system, we’re fortunate to have him for one more year in Madison.

Taylor is on track to become one of the all-timers in Wisconsin football history if he isn’t already. He’s certainly one of the most talented and the start to his career was as instant as any. He’s kept the Wisconsin football tradition strong by excelling at what he does.