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#9 Tory Taylor

Height 6-4
Weight 225 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Melbourne, Australia
High School Haileybury College
Twitter @torytaylor1997
Instagram @tory_taylor_1997

Hawk Item – – Ranked third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally with punting average of 44.1 yards . . . 18 of 40 punts inside the 20 and nine inside the 10, with one touchback, 20 fair catches, and six returns for 31 yards . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020 . . . handled all punting duties in the first college game of his career.

2020 Honors – – Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Conference Punter of the Year . . . first-team Freshman All-America by FWAA . . . second-team All-America by The Athletic . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first-team All-Big Ten by Associated Press and Phil Steele . . . one of 10 semifinalists for Ray Guy Award . . . 2020 – – Handled all punting duties in all eight games . . . averaged 44.1 yards on 40 punts, with a long of 61 yards and nine punts of 50 yards or more . . . 18 punts inside the 20 with just one touchback, with opponents recording 20 fair catches and averaging 5.2 yards on six returns . . . handled all punting duties in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . averaged 44.2 yards on six punts as Purdue, with a long of 52 yards, three punts of at least 50 yards, two punts inside the 20 with no touchbacks, and three fair catches . . . handled all punting duties in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . averaged 49 yards on four punts, with a long of 58 yard, with three punts inside the 20, no touchbacks, and an eight-yard loss on the only return, which was a fumble that led to Iowa’s first score of the game . . . handled all punting duties in 49-7 win over Michigan State . . . averaged 45.9 yards on seven punts vs. MSU, with a long of 61 yards, while placing five punts inside the 20 and no returns . . . handled all punting duties in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . three punts for a 44. average at Minnesota, with a long of 5 yards . . . all three punts inside the 20 at Minnesota, including one at the 11-yardline and two at the five-yard line, allowing one return for zero yards . . . handled all punting duties in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . averaged 44.4 yards on five punts at PSU, with a long of 47 yards and one kick inside the 20 . . . 14 of 25 punts in five games inside the 20, with no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . averaged 40.5 yards on two punts vs. Nebraska, with a long of 46 yards . . . one punt downed at the two-yard line, while the second punt resulted in a fumble recovered by Iowa . . . handled all punting duties in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . averaged 42 yards on five punts at Illinois, with a long of 54 yards . . . two punts inside the 20 at Illinois while allowing one return for four yards . . . handled all punting duties in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . averaged 42.1 yards on eight punts, with a long of 49 yards, one punt inside the 20 and no returns.

Career – – Has experience in Australian football, but did not compete as a punter in high school.

Personal – – Born 7/10/97 . . . elementary education interest . . . parents are Tanya and Stuart.