Jonathan Taylor and Joshua Kelley Selected as Week 12 Rose Bowl Game Big Ten and Pac-12 Players of the Week

Throughout the 2018 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.

For their outstanding performances in week 12, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and UCLA running back Joshua Kelley were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
So., RB, Salem, N.J.

  • Ran for a career-high 321 yards and three touchdowns in the 47-44 triple overtime win over Purdue
  • Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 17-yard rush in the third overtime
  • Broke the NCAA record for rushing yards as a freshman and sophomore with 3,846 yards in his career
  • This is Taylor’s third Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor this year and third for Wisconsin this year

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Joshua Kelley, UCLA
Jr., RB, Lancaster, Calif.

  • Rushed for a career-high 289 yards and two scores as UCLA defeated USC, 34-27
  • The 289 yards are the third most in UCLA history and the most rushing yards by any player in a UCLA-USC game
  • Surpassed the 1,000 yard mark (1,188) and scored in his seventh straight game
  • This is Kelley’s second Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and second for UCLA this year

Big Ten: Mehki Sargent, Iowa; Anthony McFarland, Maryland; Jake Moody, Michigan; Barret Pickering, Nebraska; Isaiah Bowser, Northwestern; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State; Rondale Moore, Purdue.

Pac-12: CJ Verdell, Oregon; Francis Bernard, Utah; Myles Gaskin, Washington; Gardner Minshew, Washington State.

Week 1: Rondale Moore, Purdue; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
Week 2: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Chase Hansen, Utah
Week 3: David Blough, Purdue; Khalil Tate, Arizona
Week 4: Miles Sanders, Penn State; Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
Week 5: Trace McSorley, Penn State; Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
Week 6: Jonathan Taylor (2), Wisconsin; Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Week 7: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern; Joshua Kelley, UCLA
Week 8: Rondale Moore (2), Purdue; Gardner Minshew II (2), Washington State
Week 9: Javon Leake, Maryland; Jake Luton, Oregon State
Week 10: Shea Patterson, Michigan; Aca’Cedric Ware, USC
Week 11: Isaiah Bowser, Northwestern; Gardner Minshew II (3), Washington State