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#9 Tory Taylor

Height 6-4
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Melbourne, Australia
High School Haileybury College
Tory Taylor - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – His 46.3 career yard avg. on 295 punts for 13,657 yards with 103 going 50+ yards… the punt total and yardage are both school records… set the NCAA 85-year-old single-season yardage record, recording 4,479 yards on 93 points in 2023… his 2023 yard avg. of 48.2 and his career yard avg. of 46.3 also set NCAA records… averaged 40 or more yards per punt in 43 career games – also an NCAA record… posted a career-best single-game 52.3-yard average on seven punts (366 yards) at Penn State in 2023… averaged 45.4 yards on 82 punts in 2022, with 27 punts of 50 yards or more… set Iowa single season record for punting yards with 3,688 yards (80 punts, 46.1 average) in 2021, increased that record to 3,725 yards in 2022 (82 punts, 45.4 avg.), and smashed that record with 4,479 yards in 2023 (93 punts, 48.2 avg.)… 39 of 80 punts inside the 20 in 2021, 38 of 82 inside the 20 in 2022, and 32 of 93 inside the 20 in 2023.

2023 Honors – – Unanimous consensus All-American… first-team All-America by AFCA, FWAA, Phil Steele, Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, CBS (unanimous), Walter Camp, Associated Press, and Sporting News… second-team All-America by Pro Football Focus… Ray Guy Award recipient, given to the nation’s top punter… Ray Guy Award finalist… Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year… first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media… Phil Steele first-team All-Big Ten… midseason first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The Athletic, CBS, ESPN and FOX… preseason first-team All-America by Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, and Sporting News… named to Walter Camp and Ray Guy Award Awards preseason Watch Lists… preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele… Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for his play vs. Minnesota… named to Ray’s 8 by the Ray Guy Award four times for his play vs. Utah State, Iowa State, Penn State, and Michigan State… three-time Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his play vs. Purdue and Illinois, and at Wisconsin… Permanent Team Captain, special teams; Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award, special teams; Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist… one of nine seniors named to 2023 Player Council… 2023 – – Led team in punting, logging 93 punts for a school-record 4,479 yards (48.2 per punt yard avg.) a long of 67 yards, 29 fair catches, 40 going 50+ yards, and landing 32 inside the 20-yard line… the 48.2 per punt yard avg. led the Big Ten and ranked third in the nation… his 93 punts and his 4,479 total punting yards led the nation… his 32 punts landed inside the 20 and his 40 punts of 50+ yards also led the Big Ten… punted a career-high 10 times for 506 yards (50.6 yard per punt avg.) with long of 62, and landing six inside the 20-yard line in 15-6 win at Wisconsin… punted nine times for 444 yards (49.3 per punt yard avg.), a long of 57 yards, landing four inside the 20-yard line and recording one touchback, in 12-10 loss vs. Minnesota… punted eight times for 413 yards (51.6 yard per punt avg.), with the longest punt of 59 yards, landing two inside the 20-yard line and recording two touchbacks… punted seven times for 353 yards (50.4 yard per punt avg.), with a season-long punt of 67 yards, landing one inside the 20-yard line and recording one touchback in 26-0 loss to Michigan… the 67-yard punt was the second-longest in Big Ten Championship game history, while his 353 yards rank second, his seven punts tied for third, and his 50.4 yard per punt avg ranks fourth all-time… punted seven times for 366 yards for a single-game career-high 52.3 average, landing four inside the 20-yard line and a long 62 yards in 31-0 loss at Penn State… punted seven times for 360 yards (51.4 per punt avg.), with a long of 62 yards and two punts downed inside the 20-yard-line in 35-0 loss to Tennessee… recorded seven punts for 342 yards (48.9 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 60 yards and one punt downed inside the 20-yard-line in 26-16 win vs. Michigan State… punted seven times for 297 yards (42.4 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 49 yards and two punts downed inside the 20-yard line in 13-10 win at Nebraska… punted six times for 292 yards (48.7 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 53 yards and three punts downed inside the 20-yard-line in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… punted six times for 278 yards (46.3 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 53 yards in 20-13 win at Iowa State… had six punts for 284 yards (47.3 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 61 yards and two punts downed inside the 20-yard line in 20-14 win over Purdue… also recorded first career tackle vs. Purdue… had six punts for 234 yards (39.0 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 46 yards, one touchback, and downed two punts inside the 20-yard line in 10-7 win at Northwestern… punted four times for 167 yards (41.8 per punt yard avg.) with a long of 55 yards, two punts downed inside the 20-yard line and one touchback in 41-10 win over Western Michigan… handled all punting duties and held for all field goal attempts in all 14 games.

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… one of six juniors named to Player Council… 2022 – – Handled all punting duties and held for all field goal attempts in all 13 games… logged 82 punts for 3,725 yards (45.4 yard avg.), a long of 70 yards, landing 38 inside the 20-yard-line, recording 11 touchbacks and 27 going over 50 yards or more… his punting yard average (45.4) ranked second in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation… career-high 10 punts for 479 yards in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State 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… averaged 50.7 yards on six punts in 10-7 loss to Iowa State, with a long of 63 yards and two punts inside the 20, allowing one return for minus one yard… averaged 46.7 yards on seven punts in 27-0 win over 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… averaged 42.6 yards on five punts in 27-10 win at Rutgers, with a long of 51 yards and four punts inside the 20, allowing one return for negative yards… averaged 48.2 yards on five punts in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan, with a long of 53 yards and three punts of 50 yards or more… averaged 40.9 yards on eight punts in 9-6 loss at Illinois, with a long of 49 yards and three punts inside the 20, with no touchbacks and negative yards in returns… averaged 41 yards on five punts in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State, with a long of 48 yards and one punt inside the 20… gained four yards on one rushing attempt… averaged 51.8 yards on eight punts in 24-3 win 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… averaged 43.4 yards on nine punts in 24-10 win over Wisconsin, with a long of 58 yards and one punt inside the 20… averaged 42.2 yards on five punts in 13-10 win at Minnesota, with a long of 56 yards and four of five punts inside the 20 and allowing no punt return yards…averaged 42.8 yards on five punts in 24-17 loss to Nebraska, with a long of 49 yards and four punts inside the 20… averaged 48.2 yards on eight punts, with a long of 59 yards in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky 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 all 14 games, logging 80 punts for 3,688 yards (46.1 yard avg.), a long of 69 yards, landing 38 inside the 20-yard-line, recording 13 touchbacks and 27 going over 50 yards or more… averaged 49.5 yards on six punts in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana with a long of 59 yards… one punt inside the 20 with three touchbacks, while allowing just one return for negative yards… averaged 51.1 yards on eight punts in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State, with a long of 69 yards ranking as career-best… five punts inside the 20, with just one touchback… averaged 47.6 yards on five punts in 30-7 win over 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… averaged 43.5 yards on eight punts in 24-14 win over Colorado State., with a long of 61 yards and four punts inside the 20, while allowing just six yards on three returns… averaged 43.2 yards on four punts in 51-14 win at Maryland, with a long of 49 yards and two of four punts inside the 20… averaged 44.2 yards on nine punts in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, with a long of 53 yards… six punts were downed inside the 20, including five punts inside the 10, with just one touchback… averaged 40.7 yards on three punts in 24-7 loss to Purdue, with a long of 45 yards and one punt inside the 20… averaged 49 yards on seven punts in 27-7 loss 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… averaged 40.9 yards on eight punts 17-12 win at Northwestern, with a long of 55 yards… four of eight punts inside the 20, with just one touchback… averaged 45.6 yards on five punts in 27-22 win over 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… averaged 46.5 yards on four punts in 33-23 win over Illinois, with a long of 53 yards, and two of four punts inside the 20 while allowing no return yards… two punts for 44 yard average in 28-21 win at Nebraska, with a long of 49 yards and one punt inside the 20… averaged 47.3 yards on seven punts in 42-3 loss to #2 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… averaged 50 yards on four punts in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 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… that average ranked third in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation… landed 18 punts inside the 20 with just one touchback, with opponents recording 20 fair catches and averaging 5.2 yards on six returns… averaged 44.2 yards on six punts in 24-20 loss at 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… averaged 49 yards on four punts in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, 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… averaged 45.9 yards on seven punts vin 49-7 win over Michigan State, with a long of 61 yards, while placing five punts inside the 20 and no returns… three punts for a 44. average in 35-7 win at Minnesota, with a long of 50 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… averaged 44.4 yards on five punts in 41-21 win at Penn State, 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… averaged 40.5 yards on two punts in 26-20 win over 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… averaged 42 yards on five punts in 35-21 win at Illinois., with a long of 54 yards… two punts inside the 20 at Illinois while allowing one return for four yards… averaged 42.1 yards on eight punts in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin, with a long of 49 yards, one punt inside the 20 and no returns… one of eight true freshmen to see game action.

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

Personal – – Born 7/10/1997 . . . sport and recreation management major . . . parents are Tanya and Stuart.

Taylor Wins Ray Guy Award
Iowa Football Awards Announced
8 Hawkeyes Recognized By Big Ten
DeJean, Taylor Earn Top Honors; 12 Hawkeyes Recognized
Phil Parker Named Broyles Semifinalist
Tory Taylor Earns B1G Weekly Honor
Tory Taylor Tabbed Ray Guy Award Semifinalist
Jay Higgins Named Butkus Award Semifinalist
Stevens Tabbed B1G Special Teams POW
Taylor, DeJean Named ESPN Midseason All-America
Taylor Earns B1G Weekly Honor For Second Straight Week
Taylor Named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week
Former Iowa OC Greg Davis to Receive AFCA Honor
DeJean, Jackson Earn B1G Weekly Recognition
Castro Earns B1G Weekly Honor
10 Hawkeyes Earn Preseason Honors from Phil Steele
Taylor Named to Walter Camp Preseason FBS All-America Team
Iowa Football Awards Announced
Campbell, Taylor Named FWAA First-Team All-America
Campbell Named B1G Defensive Player of the Year
Campbell, Taylor Named Midseason All-America
BRAD BANKS TO SERVE AS HONORARY CAPTAIN
Merriweather, Taylor Earn B1G Weekly Honors
Mic'd Up: Tory Taylor
First-Year Player Feature: Tory Taylor
Taylor Leads Hawkeyes to 65-61 Victory