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#9 Tory Taylor

Height 6-4
Weight 230 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Melbourne, Australia
High School Haileybury College
Tory Taylor - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Career-best 51.8-yard average on eight punts at Purdue . . . averaged 45.4 yards on 82 punts, with 27 punts of 50 yards or more . . . one of six juniors named to 2022 Player Council . . . set Iowa single season record for punting yards with 3,688 yards (80 punts, 46.1 average) in 2021 and increased that record to 3,725 yards in 2022 . . . 39 of 80 punts inside the 20 in 2021 . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally with punting average of 44.1 yards in 2020 . . . 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.

2022 Honors – – First-team All-America by FWAA, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus . . . second-team All-America by Associated Press . . . Permanent Team Captain, special teams . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league media and Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten by Associated Press . . . third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches . . . midseason first-team All-America by The Athletic, ESPN.com, CBSsports.com and SportingNews.com . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in 27-10 win at Rutgers . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State . . . one of eight punters recognized as one of Ray’s 8 in opening win . . . Ray Guy Award preseason Watch List . . . preseason second-team All-America by The Athletic and Athlon Sports . . . preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2022 – – Listed as first team punter following spring practice . . . handled all punting duties in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State . . . career-high 10 punts for 479 yards vs. SDSU for 47.9 average and a long of 57 yards . . . seven punts downed inside the 20, including five punts inside the 12, allowing just two returns for eight yards . . . also held for both field goal attempts . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 10-7 loss to Iowa State . . . averaged 50.7 yards on six punts vs. ISU, with a long of 63 yards and two punts inside the 20, allowing one return for minus one yard . . . handled all punting dutied and held for all placements in 27-0 win over Nevada . . . averaged 46.7 yards on seven punts vs. Nevada, with a long of 62 yards, three punts 50 yards or more and four punts inside the 20 while allowing just two returns for six yards . . . handled all punting dutied and held for all placements in 27-10 win at Rutgers . . . averaged 42.6 yards on five punts at Rutgers, with a long of 51 yards and four punts inside the 20, allowing one return for negative yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan . . . averaged 48.2 yards on five punts vs. Michigan, with a long of 53 yards and three punts of 50 yards or more . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 9-6 loss at Illinois . . . averaged 40.9 yards on eight punts at Illinois, with a long of 49 yards and three punts inside the 20, with no touchbacks and negative yards in returns . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State . . . averaged 41 yards on five punts at OSU, with a long of 48 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . gained four yards on one rushing attempt . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 33-13 win over Northwestern, which included just one punt as offense scored on seven of eight possessions . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 24-3 win at Purdue . . . averaged 51.8 yards on eight punts at Purdue, with a new career-long of 70 yards . . . five punts of over 50 yards with two punts inside the 20 while allowing no returns . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 24-10 win over Wwisconsin . . . averaged 43.4 yards on nine punts vs. Wisconsin, with a long of 58 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 13-10 win at Minnesota . . . averaged 42.2 yards on five punts at Minnesota, with a long of 56 yards and four of five punts inside the 20 and allowing no punt return yards. . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 24-17 loss to Nebraska . . . averaged 42.8 yards on five punts, with a long of 49 yards and four punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting dutiesd and held for all placements in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky . . . averaged 48.2 yards on eight punts, with a long of 59 yards and six punts inside the 15 and four inside the 10.

2021 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . semifinalist for Ray Guy Award . . . named midseason first-team All-America by The Athletic . . . named Big Ten Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa State . . . named to Ray’s 8 by the Ray Guy Award for his play against Wisconsin, Penn State and at Iowa State . . . named to Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America by The Athletic . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . 2021 – – Handled all punting duties in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana . . . averaged 49.5 yards on six punts vs. Indiana, with a long of 59 yards . . . one punt inside the 20 with three touchbacks, while allowing just one return for negative yards . . . handled all punting duties in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . averaged 51.1 yards on eight punts at ISU, with a long of 69 yards ranking as career-best . . . five punts inside the 20, with just one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in 30-7 win over Kent State . . . averaged 47.6 yards on five punts vs. Kent State, with a long of 60 yards and two punts inside the 20 . . . also completed only pass attempt for three yards from punt formation . . . handled all punting duties in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . averaged 43.5 yards on eight punts vs. CSU, with a long of 61 yards and four punts inside the 20, while allowing just six yards on three returns . . . handled all punting duties in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . averaged 43.2 yards on four punts at Maryland, with a long of 49 yards and two of four punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . averaged 44.2 yards on nine punts vs. PSU, with a long of 53 yards . . . six punts were downed inside the 20, including five punts inside the 10, with just one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . averaged 40.7 ytards on three punts, with a long of 45 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . handled all punting duties in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . averaged 49 yards on seven punts at Wisconsin, with a long of 61 yards and four punts of at least 50 yards, three punts inside the 20 and just one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in 17-12 win at Northwestern . . . averaged 40.9 yards on eight punts at Northwestern, with a long of 55 yards . . . four of eight punts inside the 20, with just one touchback . . . handleld all punting duties in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . averaged 45.6 yards on five punts vs. Minnesota, with a long of 52 yards . . . two punts inside the 20, both coming in the fourth quarter, with no touchbacks and allowing no returns . . . handled all punting duties in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . averaged 46.5 yards on four punts, with a long of 53 yards, and two of four punts inside the 20 while allowing no return yards . . . handled all punting duties in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . two punts for 44 yard average at Nebraska, with a long of 49 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . averaged 47.3 yards on seven punts vs. Michigan, with a long of 52 yards and four punts of at least 50 yards . . . five of seven punts inside the 20 vs. Michigan, with no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . averaged 50 yards on four punts vs. Kentucky, with a long of 55 yards and two punts over 50 yards, while allowing no returns.

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.