Jonathan Taylor Bio: Net Worth, Wife & Family

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A two-time Doak Walker Award winner, Jonathan Taylor plays for the Indianapolis Colts (2020- Now) as one of its prominent running backs. Though the NFL player was not into sports from the start rather preferred space science.

While at Salem High School, he set the New Jersey state rushing yards record with 2,815 rushing yards.

After his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Taylor became the round-two (41st pick) of the Colts in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With his four-year rookie contract with Indianapolis Colts, Jonathan wears jersey number #28 through the 2023-24 season.

American NFL player Jonathan Taylor With Doak Walker Award
American NFL player Jonathan Taylor With Doak Walker Award (Source: Instagram)

Jonathan grew up with his mother, Elizabeth, after his parents separated, though the player’s father, Jonathan James, was never away from him. He would inspire the future NFL player to become a sportsman.

He was ranked #5 among the Top 100 NFL players of 2022.

Let’s get more on Jonathan Taylor’s family, relationship, earnings & career here in this article.

At Wisconsin, where he played collegiate football, he finished his career as the NCAA’s sixth-leading rusher all-time and the only athlete ever to dash for more than 6,000 yards in a three-year period. Three times, Taylor came in the top ten in the Heisman Trophy voting—sixth as a freshman, ninth as a sophomore, and fifth as a junior.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jonathan Taylor
Birth Date January 19, 1999
Birth Place Salem, New Jersey
Nick Name Jonathan
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (Swiss, German, Irish & French)
Age 25 Years Old
Father’s Name Jonathan James
Mother’s Name Elizabeth Taylor
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Horoscope Capricorn
Siblings Four
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 102 kg (226 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Profession NFL player
Current Team Indianapolis Colts (2020- Now)
Position Running Back
Marital Status Unmarried (but engaged)
Girlfriend Ayanna Chapman
Kids None
Net Worth $3 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Jersey, Signed Helmet
Last Update March, 2024

Early Life & Parents

Taylor was born on January 19, 1999, in Salem, New Jersey, where he grew up with his four older siblings (details not disclosed).

He is the son of Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James. The NFL player’s parents were never married & separated when he was young, so he lived with his mother & took her maiden name, “Taylor.”

Despite the separation, Taylor’s dad & mom would co-parent to raise him.

Jonathan Taylor During His High School Days
Jonathan Taylor During His High School Days (Source: Instagram)

Jonathan Taylor’s father is a former college basketball player for the Gators at San Fransisco State University (1982-86) but never got into NBA.

His mother worked as a medical technology staff at a local hospital.

An Alumnus Of University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan attended Salem High School, where he rushed 4,642 yards and scored 51 touchdowns.

He ran for 2,815 yards during his senior year & broke the previous record of former Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement.

Moreover, Taylor excelled. in track & field; he won two state titles in the 100-meter dash.

A three-star prospect, Jonathan initially committed to Rutgers University but later showed commitment to University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 1, 2016, & enrolled on June 20, 2017.

Collegiate Career To NFL

Taylor skipped his senior year at college & declared for the NFL draft. He became the round-two (41st pick) of Indianapolis Colts in the 2020 NFL Draft, joining the wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

The two times Doak Walker Award winner appeared in 15 games (started in 13) with Colts in his rookie (2020-21) season. That season concluded with 1,169 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns & 36 receptions.

He made his NFL debut in Week 1 loss against the Jaguars & rushed 22 yards, along with six receptions for 67 receiving yards.

In the 2021-22 season (played in all 17 games), Jonathan became the rushing yards leader (1, 181 yards) ahead of Nick Chubb and the rushing touchdown leader (18 TDs) for 2021.

Taylor Playing For NFL Team Indianapolis Colts
Taylor Playing For NFL Team Indianapolis Colts (Source: Instagram)

He even became the 2021 Pro Bowl selection of the AFC, joining the rosters: DeForest Buckner, Justin Tucker, Justin Herbert, Tyreek Hill & Joey Bosa, among others.

But the AFC lost by 35-41 to NFC, who played under the head coach Matt LaFleur.

The 2021 Bell Award winner played in 11 games during the 2022-23 season before a high ankle sprain in a Week 15 loss to the Vikings.

He was placed on injured reserve on December 20, 2022, thus concluding his season with 3,841 rushing yards, 33 rushing touchdowns & 802 receiving yards.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Born in 1999, the NFL running back Jonathan Taylor is 25 years old. He has black Afro-styled hair & brown eyes.

Taylor has a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) & weighs 102 kg (226 lbs).

According to his pre-draft measurements, his arm span is 0.79 m, while his hand span is 0.24 m. He made a vertical jump of 0.91 m, a board jump of 3.12 m & 17 reps in the bench press.

Who Is Jonathan Taylor Dating?

Jonathan Taylor is currently in a relationship with his highschool time girlfriend, Ayanna Chapman. The two met at Salem High School as teenagers; they allegedly began dating in January 2016.

At high school, Taylor played football while she was a field hockey midfielder.

Ayanna goes by the Instagram handle @ayannaly_. Both Chapman & her NFL star lover share pictures of each other on their respective social media profiles.

Jonathan Taylor With His Girlfriend Ayanna Chapman
Jonathan Taylor With His Girlfriend Ayanna Chapman (Source: Instagram)

On March 8, 2022, Jonathan confirmed his engagement with Ayanna via an Instagram post, with the classic one-knee down as he proposed to her.

Taylor’s girlfriend-turned-fiancee is a graduate of Ball State University with a political degree. Born on February 17, 1999, she is the daughter of Eddie and Lydia Chapman.

Net Worth of Jonathan Taylor

As of March, 2024, Jonathan Taylor has a net worth of $3 million. The NFL running back records $6.32 million in career earnings from his NFL deal.

After being the 2020 NFL Draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts, Taylor signed a four-year $7.28 million contract on May 15, 2020. The contract covers $4.21 million in a guaranteed amount & a signing bonus of $3.25 million.

The four-year rookie deal sees him committed to the Colts through the 2023-24 season. He earned a base salary of $1.32 million & a signing bonus of $813K in the 2022-23 season.

For the 2023-24 season, Jonathan Taylor’s annual earnings are $2.483 million including a base salary of $1.67 million.

The Salem High School attendant also earns a decent sum through endorsement deals. Before his NFL draft, the New Jersey-born signed a lifetime deal with Toppers Pizza with an option to allow four franchises in Madison.

Moreover, Taylor has endorsements with Under Armor, Fanatics, and Campbell’s Soup. On his Instagram posts, the NFL player often seems to mention Bose, Comcast, Ascent Protein, and EA Sports.


What is Jonathan Taylor's performance level?

Taylor has recently been named the second-best running back in the NFL by an ESPN poll, and the PFF top 50 list also placed him as the 21st player in the league. PFF further broke down the rankings to highlight how the players under the age of 25 fared.

What was Jonathan Taylor's 40-yard dash time?

The official 40-yard dash time for Jonathan Taylor at the NFL Combine was 4.39 seconds. Running back for the Wisconsin Badgers At the NFL Scouting Combine in 2020, Jonathan Taylor performs the 40-yard dash.

Jelsa Dahal
Jelsa Dahal
Hi, I am Jelsa an editor at Players Bio. I also write articles during my free time as a freelance writer. Players and the life of celebs interest me. I have been in the world of Digital Marketing for more than a year now.

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