Taylor Continues To Build On Career Records

Anthony Taylor (28)
Anthony Taylor (28)

Senior tailback Anthony Taylor has done things during his four seasons with Ashland University's football team that might never be duplicated, let alone surpassed.

Taylor has played 43 games as an Eagle, and his career, single-season and single-game AU marks are quite impressive:

-          His 4,456 career rushing yards and 45 total touchdowns both are an all-time program best, and his 768 career carries are third-most for an Eagle.

-          His 1,691 rushing yards as a junior in 2013 also constitute a school record, as do the 311 rushing yards he gained at Lake Erie that season.

-          He has rushed for at least 1,000 yards for three consecutive seasons, and is just the second Ashland player to do so since 1970.

Piko Continues To Ascend – Senior wide receiver Dan Piko has stamped his name in the Eagle record book. Career-wise, his 156 catches and 2,128 receiving yards both are third all-time at Ashland, and his 15 touchdown catches are tied for eighth. This season, his 64 receptions are tied for fourth-best for an Eagle, and his 806 receiving yards are 11th.

Eagle Nuggets – The 2014 season is the Eagles' eighth consecutive with at least a .500 record, the program's longest-such streak since 1980-94 (15 seasons)…Ashland now is 26-7 (.788) in six seasons at home at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field…Senior inside linebacker Cody Bloom has led the Eagles in total tackles for the third time, something no other Eagle has done since 1970…Redshirt freshman quarterback Travis Tarnowski's 2,167 passing yards are the eighth-most in AU history for a single season, his 168 completions are the sixth-highest total, his 16 touchdown passes are tied for the sixth-most and his completion percentage of 58.3 ranks eighth.